Programs & Events

Oracle State Park

Bug Night

Saturday, August 19, 2017   7:00 pm.

Join entomologist, Michael Wilson, for a slide show program in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House. Michael Wilson is Research Director of Drylands Institute, a Tucson organization devoted to research on the Sonoran Desert.


Foraging Walkabout

August 25, 2017   9 a.m.

Identify and discuss a variety of plants along the trail, plus have a treat at the end prepared from foraged foods. The fee for the two-hour ethnobotany program is $10 in addition to park admission. Sonoran Herbalist and Presenter, John Slattery, will also bring a display of Desert Tortoise Botanicals products for sale, and copies of his new book, Southwest Foraging. Program sponsored by Friends of Oracle State Park. Reservation required; limit 25.


Bird Walk

Saturday, September 9, 2017   6:30 am.

Enjoy an early Morning Bird Walk with guide, Craig Anderson.


Prickly Pear Fruit Processing Workshop

Saturday, September 16, 2017   8:00 am. - 11:00 am

Join Sonoran Herbalist, John Slattery for a trail walk and talk to learn about the wonders of the prickly pear cactus, with some discussion of prickly pear medicine.


Solar Eclipse Tour and Star Party,

Saturday, September 23, 2017   5:30 pm.

Mike Weasner of the Oracle Dark Skies Committee, will share a Powerpoint presentation in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House.


Phenology Bingo

Saturday, September 9, 2017   3:00 pm.

Join a Talk and Walk with plant specialist, Hilary Cox. Meet in the Kannally Ranch House living room for a 45-minute Powerpoint slideshow to learn more about the National Phenology Program that allows public participation in scientific research, connecting people with nature to benefit our changing planet.


Common Butterflies in Southern Arizona

Saturday, October 7, 2017   3:00 pm.

Join butterfly enthusiast, Larry Fellows, of the South-Eastern Arizona Butterfly Association for a Powerpoint slideshow presentation in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House.


Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop at Oracle State Park

December 2017

Make a holiday wreath out of natural, locally-sourced plant materials gathered around the park. Visitors usually can't take natural materials from the park, so make the most of this rare opportunity.