Experience the Night — Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E. Frontage Road. Experience Tumacácori by moonlight. Optional guided lantern tour begins at 6:30 pm. 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Jan. 2. 377-5060. Outdoors.

Experience the Night — Tumacácori National Historical Park

OUTDOORS

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.

A Gneiss Walk — Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Enjoy a walk and talk about the geology of the canyon led by a Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist. 8:30-11 a.m. Dec. 28 and Jan. 4. 749-8700.

Birding  — Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. A guided walk through the park and along the ponds to see raptors, sparrows, and many other birds. Ducks should be arriving for the winter. Loaner binoculars available. Online registration required. 8:30-10 a.m. Dec. 28. 724-5375.

Desert Jigsaw Puzzle — Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road. A short walk on an intricate, wondrous jigsaw puzzle of plants and animals. 2:15-3 p.m. Dec. 31; 11:15-noon Dec. 28. 733-5158.

Holiday Cactus Caravan — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. A nighttime drive through the park featuring several stops along the 8 miles. Reservation required. 5-8 p.m. Dec. 28. 733-5153.

Kangaroo Rat: Super Survivor — Saguaro National Park West. An easy hike to learn how the rodents escape predators, evade heat, and endure aridity while you search for burrows, runways and tracks of this nocturnal animal. Suitable footwear. 3:15-4 p.m. Dec. 28. 733-5158.

Living With Giants — Saguaro National Park West. A biologist explains how it provides shelter and substance for wildlife. 11:15-noon. Dec. 28. 733-5158.

Wasson Peak — Saguaro National Park West. An easy to moderate pace 8 mile hike that climbs 1700 feet. Considered difficult due to elevation gain and hiking after dark. Ages 12 and up. Reservations required. 2-9 p.m. Dec. 28. 733-5158.

Is it A Cactus or A...sparagus — Saguaro National Park East. Come learn the difference between the two most famous families of desert plants on this short stroll in the cactus garden. 2-2:30 p.m. Dec. 29. 733-5153.

Spiny, Shady, and Cool — Saguaro National Park West. A short walk to discover the variety of cacti. 10:15-10:45 a.m. Dec. 30. 733-5158.

Synergy in the Desert: The Sonoran Habitat — Saguaro National Park West. A walk to learn about the saguaro. 2:15-3 p.m. Dec. 29. 733-5158.

Twilight Glow to Moon Shadows Hike — Saguaro National Park West. This 2.5 mile hike follows gentle grades along a trail, sandy wash and dirt road. Ages 10 and up. Reservations required. 4-7 p.m. Dec. 29. 733-5158.

Historic Craft Demonstrations — Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E. Frontage Road. May include, tortilla making, paper flower making, pottery, or O’odham basket weaving, or other art forms. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 30, 31, Jan. 1 and 4 377-5060.

River Walk — San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista. The Friends of the San Pedro River will conduct interpretive walks to find 82 species of mammals, dozens of reptiles and amphibians and nearly 350 species of birds. Suitable footwear. 9-11 a.m. Dec.  30. Donations accepted. 459-2555.

Sunset Hike — Saguaro National Park West. A 3.5 mile walk which gains 700 feet with some switchbacks. The descent is by the light of the moon. Ages 10 and up. Reservations required. 3:15-7:15 p.m. Dec. 30. 733-5158.

The Plants Tell All — Saguaro National Park West. Join a park naturalist on a 1.5 mile walk to learn the secrets of what ties the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert together. 9:45-11:45 a.m. Dec. 30. 733-5158.

Historic Walk — Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. A walking tour of the headquarters, historic buildings, corrals and exhibits. Online registration required. 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 30. 724-5220.

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. First-come, first served basis. 8-11 a.m. Dec. 31. Donations accepted. 459-2555.

Cooking With Prickly Pear — Saguaro National Park West. A live cooking demonstration will show how to prepare and cook prickly pear. 3:15-3:45 p.m. Dec. 31. 733-5158.

Desert Botany 101 — Saguaro National Park East. An easy walk through the cactus garden. 10-10:30 a.m. Dec. 31. 733-5153.

Petanque in the Park — Reid Park, 830 S. Country Club Road. Learn and play the French game of petanque. 2-4 p.m. Dec. 31. 664-4133.

Sunset and Moonlight Hike in the Rincon Mountains — Saguaro National Park East. A moderately difficult hike of 5 miles through the moonlit cactus forest. Reservation required. Ages 12 and up. 2-8 p.m. Dec. 31. 733-5153.

Moonrise Over The Mountains — Saguaro National Park West. A short talk about the moon and listen to guitarist and singer-songwriter Mark William and Native American flute player Robert Hval as the full moon rises. Bring a chair. 6-6:45 p.m. Jan. 1. 733-5158.

Birding — Sam Lena Park/KERP, 3400 S. Country Club Road. Take a stroll with birding expert Jeff Babson to spot wetland and desert birds in the urban habitats. Online registration required. 8-9:30 a.m. Jan. 2. 724-5375.

Experience the Night — Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E. Frontage Road. Experience Tumacácori by moonlight. Optional guided lantern tour begins at 6:30 pm. 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Jan. 2. 377-5060.

Full Moon Nature Walk — Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. A walk with a naturalist under the light of the bright moon. Suitable footwear and a flashlight. Ages 12 and up. Online registration required. 6-8 p.m. Jan. 2. 724-5375.

Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch — Historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. A tour of the historic buildings, corrals and exhibits. Online registration required. 10 and 11 a.m. Jan. 2. 724-5220.

Nature Walk: Plants and Wildlife — Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Easy trails led by a Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 3. 749-8700.

Birding  — Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Take a guided walk through the park and along the ponds to see a variety of resident and migratory birds. Ducks should be arriving for the winter and expect to see raptors, sparrows, and many other birds. Loaner binoculars available. Online registration required. 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 4. 724-5375.

Gentle Nature Walk — Sabino Canyon. Learn about the desert on a gentle walk led by a Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist. 10 a.m.-noon.  Jan. 5. 749-8700.