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. 8-10 a.m. Sept. 16. 459-2555.

Photo Credit Friends of the San Pedro River

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. 14 and 21. 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. 14 and 21. 733-5158.

Hummingbird ID Workshop — Brandi Fenton Memorial Park Visitor Center, 3482 E. River Road. Join Jeff Babson to learn the intricacies of identification. Ages 12 and up. Online registration required. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 15. $15. 724-5375.

Is it A Cactus or A...sparagus — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. 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. Sept. 15. 733-5153.

A Night Under the Stars — Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers provide an introduction to the night sky. Telescopes for viewing. Bring a chair. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 16. 724-5375.

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. 8-10 a.m. Sept. 16. 459-2555.

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. Sept. 17. Donations accepted. 459-2555.

Cooking with Prickly Pear — Saguaro National Park West. A live cooking demonstration on how to prepare and cook prickly pear. 3:15-3:45 p.m. Sept. 17. 733-5158.

Monsoon Rains in the Desert — Saguaro National Park East. A walk with a park naturalist to learn the vital role that the rains play in the lives of plants, animals and humans. 10-10:45 a.m. Sept. 19. 733-5153.

What is the Reason for the Saguaro Fruit Harvest — Saguaro National Park West. Participate in a cultural experience and learn about this enriching tradition. 2:15-2:45 p.m. Sept. 19. 733-5158.

Desert Botany 101 — Saguaro National Park East. An easy walk through the cactus garden. 10-10:30 a.m. Sept. 20. 733-5153.

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. Sept. 20. 209-1811.

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. 21. 733-5158.