Spend a couple of hours exploring the nocturnal goings-on of the local fauna. Bring flashlights (UV if you have them), cameras and curiosity. Meet at the gate of the Franklin Mountains State Park. Event leader: Local science teacher and ecologist, Dr. Paul Hyder, who specializes in desert ecology. email@example.com. 2014. Directions to Tom Mays Unit of the Franklin Mountains State Park and Park trail map. There will be a $2 charge for entering the Park - a reduction from $5 as a courtesy to Celebration of Our Mountains.