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Oracle State Park events

Saturday, September 9: Early Morning Bird Walk, with Guide Craig Anderson beginning at 6:30 a.m. for approximately one and a half hours. Craig is a Special Audubon Volunteer assisting with promoting and protecting Arizona’s Important Bird Areas. Bring your own binoculars if you have them. The group will head down to the waterhole about one-half…

Oracle State Park tops October events with birding weekend

Discovering birds along the trails, learning about colorful species and socializing with other bird lovers will fill the weekend of October 8-9 at Oracle State Park for Environmental Education. Bird enthusiast Kathe Anderson begins the events with a 3:00 p.m. program on Saturday in the Kannally ranch house entitled “Temporary Custody of a Rainbow.” The…

Birds and critters highlight April weekends at Oracle State Park

Oracle State Park Center for Environmental Education is packing April weekends with programs ranging from a day-into-evening birding event to presentations about reptiles and black bears. In addition a star party is set for Saturday, April 9, and a small-fee papermaking workshop on April 24. Bird-lovers’ weekend. “Myths, Tall Tales and True Stories” of the…

Day-into-night star party set for March 5 at Oracle State Park

Val Bembenek March activities at Oracle State Park Center for Environmental Education open on Saturday, March 5, with a special-event star party featuring live music, kids’ activities, and night-sky star viewing. This is one more event in celebration of the park being designated an International Dark Sky Park. Like all other events this month, it’s…

Astro – photography images on exhibit at Oracle State Park

Val Bembenek A collection of astronomical images captured through telescopes by Adam Block, manager and founder of Mt. Lemmon Sky Center, will be on public display at Oracle State Park’s Kannally Ranch House through December 20. The park, located at 3820 Wildlife Dr. in Oracle, is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends. The…

Learn about Arizona Black Bears at Oracle State Park

Val Bembenek Anyone looking for amazing facts about black bears of Arizona will love the “Bear Necessities” interactive program by interpretive docent Richard Boyer set for Sunday, December 6 at the Kannally Ranch House at Oracle State Park Center for Environmental Education. Safety around bears, an appearance of “Everywhere Bear” and a prize for the…

New programs and events fill October weekends at Oracle State Park

Val Bembenek Summer’s over, and a full schedule of events, programs and hikes is on the calendar at Oracle State Park Center for Environmental Education. An interactive talk on Arizona black bears on October 11 and an October 17 astro-photography program for beginners are brand new, while old favorites: a birding weekend October 24-25 and…

“Bat Night” at Oracle State Park to feature research ecologist

Research ecologist and wildlife manager for Arizona Game and Fish, Joel Diamond, Ph.D., will catch local bats and share facts and lore about the flying mammals in an early evening program at Oracle State Park Center for Environmental Education on Saturday, July 25. The popular “Bat Night” program includes identifying the “net-detained” bats before they…