Step into the world of the dreaded scorpion and learn how this dangerous predator survives in the harshest habitats on earth during “Scorpions,” a Friday Night with a Naturalist presentation at the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center.

On Friday, April 17, from 6 to 7 p.m., Dr. Frederic Zaidan III will discuss these mysterious creatures during a family friendly presentation. Families attending the presentation will learn interesting facts such as why scorpions glow in UV light, how little scorpions eat, and how their venom affects humans.

Zaidan, an associate professor of herpetology and ecological physiology at The University of Texas — Pan American, has been interested in the biology of scorpions for several years. Zaidan’s other research interests include geographic range limiting factors and time-energy allocations for a variety of organisms, and snake ecology. Zaidain resides in Edinburg with his family.

“Friday Night with a Naturalist” is a free, fun, and educational family program held on the third Friday of each month. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and presentations begin at 6 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. Space is limited, so please call ahead to reserve your seat(s). The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center is located at 714 S. Raul Longoria (in the Edinburg Municipal Park).

For more information on this and other programs, call 956-381-9922.