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.
Kangaroo Rat: Super Survivor — Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road. An easy hike on level ground to learn about the behavioral and physical adaptations. Suitable footwear. 3:15-4 p.m. Sept. 28. 733-5158.
Paquimé and Mata Ortiz Tour — Amerind Museum, 2100 N. Amerind Road, Dragoon. Explore one of the archaeological gems of the international borderlands and its inspiration for a modern spectacular artistic ceramic tradition. Call to register. 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sept. 25-28. $200. 586-3666.
Spiny, Shady, and Cool — Saguaro National Park West. A short walk to discover the variety of cacti in the desert. 10:15-10:45 a.m. Sept. 28. 733-5158.
Synergy in the Desert: The Sonoran Habitat — Saguaro National Park West. A talk and walk about the saguaro. 2:15-3 p.m. Sept. 28. 733-5158.
A Night Under the Stars — Tucson Mountain Park, Ironwood Picnic Area, 1500 S. Kinney Road. Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers provide an introduction to the night sky. Telescopes for viewing. Bring a chair. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 30. 724-5375.
History Walk — Fairbank Historic Townsite, Highway 82, Sierra Vista. An one hour, 1 mile walk that includes the restored schoolhouse, the mercantile building, the town cemetery and other remnants. Suitable footwear. 9-11 a.m. Sept. 30. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
National Public Lands Day — Tumacacori National Historical Park, 1891 E. Frontage Road. Help clean up the park. Admission is free all day at all NPS sites. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Sept. 30. 377-5060.
River Walk — San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista. Find 82 species of mammals, dozens of reptiles and amphibians and nearly 350 species of birds. 8-10 a.m. Sept. 30. 459-2555.
Seek the San Pedro — San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90, Sierra Vista. Include nature walks, exhibits, wildlife demonstrations and the chance to learn more about water, birds and history. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 30. 326-4300.
Water Walk — Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Take a guided walk to discover how water moves through the landscape. Online registration required. 7:30-9 a.m. Sept. 30. 724-5375.
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. 1. 459-2555.
Sonoran Lifestyles — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. A 2 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. 2. 733-5153.
Desert Botany 101 — Saguaro National Park East. An easy walk through the cactus garden. 10-10:30 a.m. Oct. 3. 733-5153.
Anza Tour — Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. Learn about Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza and the group of Spanish colonial settlers who made their first stop at Canoa Ranch, in 1775. 9-10 a.m. Oct. 4. 724-5220.
Full Moon Hike — Saguaro National Park East. Explore the sights and sounds of the Sonoran Desert as it comes to life under the full moon. Suitable footwear, bring water and a flashlight. Reservations required call 733-5153. Ages 10 and up. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 4. 733-5153.
Restoration Tour — Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 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. 9-10:30 a.m. Oct. 4. 724-5220.
Morning Bird Walks — Sweetwater Wetlands, 2511 W. Sweetwater Drive. Join Audubon Society staff member Luke Safford, on a two hour, 1 mile easy hike to see waterfowl, warblers, and other species hiding in the reeds. 7-9 a.m. Oct. 4. 209-1811.
Full Moon Nature Walk — Pima County Sweetwater Preserve, 4000 N. Tortolita Road. Join a Pima County naturalist for this 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.
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.