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.
Walk or hike it
Kangaroo Rat: Super Survivor — Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road. An easy hike on level ground to learn about behavioral and physical adaptations. Suitable footwear. 3:15-4 p.m. Sept. 7 and 14. 733-5158.
Desert Night Shift — Tucson Mountain Park, Ironwood Picnic Area, 1500 S. Kinney Road. Join Pima County naturalists on an easy hike to discover who is out and about in the desert at night. Bring headlamp or flashlight. Online registration required. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 8. 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. 8 and 15. 733-5153.
Leapin Lizards Guided Lizard Walk — Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Guided walk with a Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist to spot and identify lizards. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 9. 749-8700.
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. 9. 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. 10. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
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. Sept. 13. 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. Sept. 14. 209-1811.
Archery After Dark — International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road. Bows and arrows provided. Archery mini lessons for ages 9 and up. 5-8 p.m. Sept. 8. $12. 629-0100.
Prickly Pear Harvest Workshop — Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Learn about the many uses for prickly pear cactus, check out cochineal bugs, make prickly pear juice, and ice cream with prickly pear syrup. Online registration required. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Sept. 9. $15. 724-5375.
Tucson Circus Arts Sunday Stilt Workshops — Himmel Park, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd. Learn how to stilt and explore acrobatics and social dances. Ages 7 and up with parents. 5-6:30 Sept. 10. $15 first class; $10 following classes. 272-9041.
Dragons and Damsels — Pima County Agua Caliente Park. Join naturalist Jeff Babson for a close-up look at these incredible insects and learn about identification, biology, and conservation. Online registration required. 8-9:30 a.m. Sept. 11. 724-5375.
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.