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Trailside Naturalist – Rattling on About Rattlers at Gateway Trailhead

Stop by anytime between 8:30 and 11:00 A.M. to learn about the five species of rattlesnakes that live in the Sonoran Desert. Did you know? – That a rattlesnake can strike a distance of up to two-thirds of their body length? That they like to hide under bushes, rocks and debris that offer protection from predators? That they are an important part of the Preserve ecosystem? The Sonoran Desert is home to more species of rattlesnakes than any other region in the world. Come learn about the snakes that utilize heat vision to hunt in the dark of night and do not lay eggs!

Location: Gateway Trailhead – 18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy. Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Time: ~2.5 hours

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