OUTDOORS AND RECREATION
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.
Full Moon Nature Walk — Pima County Sweetwater Preserve, 4000 N. Tortolita Road. Join a Pima County naturalist for an easy two-hour nature walk. Suitable footwear. Bring water and flashlight. Ages 12 and up. Online registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 5. 724-5375.
Project Go Wild Workshop: Pond Exploration — International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road. Pond scavenger hunt, make animal tracks and use magnifying glasses to see what creatures are found in pond water. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 5. $12. 629-0100.
Guided Hike — Mt. Lemmon, Federal Prison Camp site 7.2 miles up the Catalina Hwy. The hike will head toward Sycamore Reservoir lead by Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 6. 429-4492.
Project Go Wild Workshop: Desert Discovery — International Wildlife Museum. Scavenger hunt on desert trail, encounter live desert animals. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 6. $12. 629-0100.
Family Nature Walk — Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Easy trail nature walk lead by Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 7. 603-2912.
Hidden Wildlife — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Learn to look for the signs that animals leave behind. 10-10:30 a.m. Oct. 7. 733-5153.
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. Oct. 7 and 8. 377-5060.
History Walk — 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, how they lived, and what happened to them. The walk does include a few rough steps down into a wash. Suitable footwear. 9-11 a.m. Oct. 7. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze — Buckelew Farm, 17000 W. Ajo Way. Tractor drain wagon ride through the pumpkin patch, pick a pumpkin, corn maze, petting zoo, food booths, beer garden, zombie paintball and more. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8. $12. 822-2277.
River Walk — San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista. Find 82 species of mammals, dozens of reptiles/amphibians and nearly 350 species of birds. 9-11 a.m. Oct. 7. 459-2555.
Bird Walks — Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E. Frontage Road. A guided walk up to three hours or as long as the birds are active. Binoculars available. Suitable footwear and bring water. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 7. $5. 377-5060.
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. 8-10 a.m. Oct. 8. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
Sonoran Lifestyles — Saguaro National Park East. A two hour, 1 mile walk to discover how plants and animals adapt to life in the desert. Ages 10 and up. 10 a.m.-noon. Oct. 9. 733-5153.
Desert Botany 101 — Saguaro National Park East. An easy walk through the cactus garden. 10-10:30 a.m. Oct. 10 and 11. 733-5153.
River Bird Walk — San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista. Considered one of the largest and most critical avian migratory corridors remaining in the western United States. 7-9 a.m. Oct. 11. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
Morning Bird Walks — Sweetwater Wetlands, 2511 W. Sweetwater Drive. Join Audubon Society staff member on a two hour, 1 mile easy hike to see waterfowl, warblers, and other species hiding in the reeds. 7-9 a.m. Oct. 11. 209-1811.
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. Oct. 12. 733-5153.
Guided Hike - Bug Springs — Mt. Lemmon, General Hitchcock, MP 12 Catalina Hwy. A 4.5 mile hike, 600 feet elevation gain, lead by Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist. Shuttle back to upper trail head. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13. 429-4492.
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. 10-10:30 a.m. Oct. 13. 733-5153.