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Dedication of the Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch

Girl Scout Tour of Rancho Santa Teresa

Founders Day Fandango 2006

Ranch Spirit Day 2007

Family Fandango 2008
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Family Fandango 2009

Family Fandango 2010

Park Pictures

Santa Teresa Park Wildflowers, Spring 2002

Mine, Fortini, Stile Ranch Wildflowers, 4/11/08

Bernal Hill wildflowers and views, Feb-Apr. '08 Part 1, Part 2

Coyote Peak, Rocky Ridge Wildflowers 2008

Mother's Day Walk, Fortini-Stile, 5/4/08

Santa Teresa Park HDR Sunset Pictures, Pueblo Area, 2/7/10

Outdoor Photography Class/Wildflower Walk, Bernal Ranch/Hill 4/4/09

Geocaching Class, Fortini-Mine-Stile Ranch Trail, 4/11/09

Pre-Mother's Day Walk, Fortini-Mine-Stile Ranch Trail, 5/3/09

Healthy Trails Hike, Fortini, Mine, Stile Ranch Trails, 5/9/09

Pre-Mother's Day Walk, Fortini-Mine-Stile Ranch Trail, 5/2/10

Santa Teresa Park Sunset Pictures, 5/21, 5/27/10

Spider Night

Santa Teresa County Park 

October 30, 2010

The pictures below were taken on 10/30/10 at Spider Night at the Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch. Each month during the summer and fall, a movie night is held at the ranch. Usually they are either classic 1950's sci-fi monster movies or the TV series "Lost in Space." The monster movies feature giant insects or man-eating plants. Accompanying the movies are displays of real insects or carnivorous plants. Speakers talk about the insects and plants and tell stories. The "Lost in Space" movie nights feature star-gazing, with real telescopes brought by amateur astronomers. Spider Night has become the most popular movie night. Spider enthusiasts bring their collection of giant spiders. Ray Macaraeg, who has become world-famous, puts a live tarantula in his mouth.

Chris Sanford displays his spiders outside.

Park staffer Brian Shively and volunteer Rick Leonard passed out hot chocolate with marshmallows.

A giant spider greets visitors to the ranch house.

Inside the ranch house are spiders of all types.  Jesse Schachter brought the spiders in the plastic aquariums.

Volunteer and teacher Terri Sanislo talks to the kids about insects and spiders.

  Terri Sanislo brought spiders and other insects, as well as books and educational materials.

Inside the lamps are black widow spiders. Under the pot is a false black widow spider.

A giant spider lurks in the kitchen of the ranch house.

A giant spider guards the back door of the barn.

Ranger Wolf Man

Park interpreter supervisor Julie Lee, Ranger Carolyn Tucker, interpretive program manager Robin Schaut, and Ranger Mark Violette watch the pumpkin slideshow.

Park interpreter John Dorrance greets the visitors and introduces the speakers.

West Valley College intern Charles Christy talks about spiders. He's holding a giant black widow spider that dropped from the rafters.

Charles leads kids from the audience in a performance of "The Itsy Bitsy Spider."

West Valley College intern David Yang reads the fable of "The Spider and the Fly."

John and Ray Macaraeg allow the audience to touch a tarantula. This tarantula was caught in the park. Ray will attempt to put this tarantula in his mouth, a trick he is internationally famous for.

Ray blows bubbles with a tarantula in his mouth.

The tarantula crawls out of Ray's mouth.

Volunteer Michael Hutchens and Brian Shively (wearing vampire teeth) hand out popcorn and lemonade to the audience.

Volunteer Jason Bombadier hands out toffee made by Charles Christy.

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