The Center for Urban Ecology is excited to announce the return of Flashlight Nights this summer! Join naturalists on an evening adventure through the trails of Quinta Mazatlan searching for frogs, owls, insects, spiders, scorpions and other creatures of the night. The program runs every Tuesday from June 1st to August 31st, 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. No matter what creatures you find, you will get to see Quinta Mazatlan in a different light!
Our ecosystems are just as active at night as they are during the day; nocturnal animals play important roles as predator and prey, decomposers, and pollinators during South Texas nights. Did you know that there are over 160,000 species of moth in the world, most of them only active at night? Or that Barn Owls can eat 4-5 rodents each night and are able to catch their prey in complete darkness? Or that scorpions glow under ultraviolet light? During Flashlight Nights, you will get a sneak peek into the lives of the nocturnal animals that live around us.
Flashlight Nights is outdoors, with limited space to help ensure the health, safety, and comfort of all guests. Participants are encouraged to bring their own flashlights and to wear outdoor appropriate clothing. The Quinta Mazatlan gates are closed at 8:30, so please arrive a few minutes early to the program. Pre-purchased tickets are required and can be found at www.quintamazatlan.ticketleap.com. Tickets are $5 per person. Please follow current Covid-19 Safety Guidelines while in the park. For more information, contact (956) 681-3370 and follow Quinta Mazatlán on social media.