All events are free or included in admission or vehicle entrance fee unless otherwise noted. Parking may be additional. Bad weather may change or cancel activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets unless otherwise specified.
It's not too hot for birds, bats and lizards
Birding Agua Caliente Park — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Regional Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Take a guided walk to look for warblers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, orioles, and vireos. Binoculars available. Online registration required. 7:30-9 a.m. July 6 and 13. 615-7855.
Bird Walk — Environmental Operations Park, Hwy. 90 east of Sierra Vista. A two hour walk led by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory and the Friends of the San Pedro River. Suitable footwear. 7-9 a.m. July 9. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
Lizards — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Regional Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Search for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree, and other lizards. Binoculars available. 7:30-9 a.m. July 12. 615-7855.
Bird Walk — San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista. The San Pedro River is considered one of the largest and most critical avian migratory corridors remaining in the western United States. 7-9 a.m. July 12. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
Morning Bird Walks — Sweetwater Wetlands, 2511 W. Sweetwater Drive. Join an Audubon Society staff member, on a two hour, 1 mile easy hike to see waterfowl, regular and visiting warblers, and other species hiding in the reeds. 6-8 a.m. July 12. 209-1811.
Bats in Flight — Pima County Rillito River Park, 4200 N. Campbell Ave. Join Pima County naturalists and volunteers to watch as hundreds of bats emerge from daytime roosts under the Campbell Ave. Bridge over the Rillito River. 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 14. 615-7855.
Hikes and walks
Guided Mount Lemmon Hike — Summerhaven parking lot, milepost 25.0 Catalina Highway. Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist lead a 5.2 mile hike with an elevation gain of 1100 feet. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 7. 749-8700.
Monsoon Nature Hike — Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead: Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Road. A guided hike to in search of native fish, toads and other wildlife. Online registration required. 7-9 a.m. July 8. 615-7855.
Full Moon Nature Walk — Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Join a Pima County naturalist for an easy two hour nature walk. Bring water and flashlight. Ages 12 and up. 7-9 p.m. July 9. 615-7855.
Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch — Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. A walking tour of the ranch headquarters. Online registration required. 8:30-10 a.m. July 11. 724-5220.
Guided Hike — Mt. Lemmon, Ski Valley trailhead, Catalina Highway right at milepost 24.9 to Ski Valley parking lot. Sabino Canyon Volunteer naturalist lead a 6 mile hike with an elevation gain of 1200 feet. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 14. 749-8700.