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. Jan. 4 and 11. 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. and 11. 724-5375.
Guided Tours of the Tumacácori Mission Church and Grounds — Tumacacori National Historical Park, 1891 E. Frontage Road. Tours may also be available at other times of the day and year. Call ahead or inquire at the visitor center. 11 a.m.-noon 2-3 p.m. 377-5060.
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. Jan. 1, 4-8, 11 and 12. 377-5060.
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.
Anza Trail Hike: Tubac to Tumacácori — Tumacacori National Historical Park, 1891 E. Frontage Road. A ranger-guided walk through nature and history. Meet at Tumacácori, ride the shuttle to Tubac, hike 4 miles oneway back to the mission. Suitable footwear, water and snacks. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 6. $5. 377-5060.
Birding Tucson Mountain Park — Tucson Mountain Park, Ironwood Picnic Area, 1500 S. Kinney Road. Join a local birder for a guided walk looking for resident birds as well as seasonal visitors such as rufous-winged sparrows and phainopeplas. Ages 12 and up. Online registration required. 8-10 a.m. Jan. 6 and Feb. 3. 724-5375.
History Walk: Murray Springs Clovis Site — Murray Springs National Historic Site, Moson Road, Sierra Vista. A docent will lead this walk, explaining the latest hypotheses on how the Clovis people got here, lived, and what happened to them. Suitable footwear. 1-3 p.m. Jan. 6. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
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. Jan. 6. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
Historic Walk — 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. 6 and 9. 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. Jan. 7. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
Petanque in the Park — Reid Park, 830 S. Country Club Road. Learn and play the French game of petanque. 2-4 p.m. Jan. 7. 664-4133.
Birding — Historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. Join birding expert Jeff Babson to see a wide variety of sparrows, raptors, and the possibility of waterfowl on the newly restored pond. Online registration required. 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 8. 724-5375.
Birding — Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, Vail. Join a local birding expert to explore the birdlife that inhabits the Arizona Uplands of park. Online registration required. 8-10 a.m. Jan. 9. 724-5375.
Anza Tour — Historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. Learn about Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza and the group of Spanish colonial settlers who, in 1775, made their first stop at the ranch. Online registration required. 10-11 a.m. Jan. 10. 724-5220.
Nature Walk: Plants and Wildlife — Sabino Canyon. 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. 10. 749-8700.
Restoration Tour — Historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. Take a behind-the-scenes tour with Architectural Preservationist Simon Herbert to examine the processes and materials used in the restoration of the structures. Online registration required. 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 10. 724-5220.
Star Party — Saguaro National Park East. An introduction to astronomy and a look at the desert night sky. Telescopes and binoculars available. Reservations required. 7-9 p.m. Jan. 11. 733-5153.