Sure, things get kind of quiet around Phoenix in the summertime. Seasonal visitors are long-gone, and only the hard-core desert dwellers remain, burrowing themselves in the cool sanctuaries of their air-conditioned houses, cars, and office buildings. But at night, the temperatures dip slightly, and the desert comes alive.
Now through September, the Desert Botanical Garden is hosting Garden Flashlight Tours, a perfect opportunity to explore desert night life under slightly more manageable temperatures. This family-friendly series is held on Thursday and Saturday evenings, and invites guests to wander the garden with a flashlight, experiencing the sounds and smells of the desert at night. See night-blooming flowers, owls perched on Saguaros, and experience the unforgettable scent of creosote after an evening rain.
For more information, visit the Desert Botanical Garden website.