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.
If you are looking for birds, bats or reptiles.
Agua Caliente Park — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Regional Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Take a guided walk to look for warblers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, orioles and vireos. Binoculars available. Online registration required. 7:30-9 a.m. Aug. 3 and 10. 615-7855.
Bats in Flight — Pima County Rillito River Park, 4200 N. Campbell Ave. Join Pima County naturalists and volunteers to watch as hundreds of bats emerge from daytime roosts under the Campbell Ave. Bridge over the Rillito River. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 5. 615-7855.
River Walk — San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista. Find 82 species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and nearly 350 species of birds. 8-10 a.m. Aug. 5. 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. Aug. 6. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
Lizards of Agua Caliente Park — Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Regional Park. Search for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree, and other lizards. Binoculars available. 7:30-9 a.m. Aug. 9. 615-7855.
Bird Walk — San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista. The river is considered one of the largest and most critical avian migratory corridors remaining in the western United States. 7-9 a.m. Aug. 9. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
Morning Bird Walks — Sweetwater Wetlands, 2511 W. Sweetwater Drive. Join an Audubon Society staff member on a two hour, 1 mile easy hike to see waterfowl, warblers, and other species hiding in the reeds. 6-8 a.m. Aug. 9. 209-1811.
Hikes and walks
Guided Hike — Mt. Lemmon Marshall Gulch Trailhead, Catalina Highway milepost 25.5 . A 4.4 mile hike guided by Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists. It can be steep in spots with shade along the way. Elevation gain of 900 feet. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 4. 749-8700.
Full Moon Nature Walk — Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste. Join a Pima County naturalist for this easy two-hour nature walk. Bring water and a flashlight. Ages 12 and up. 7-9 p.m. Aug. 5. 615-7855.
Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch — Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. A walking tour of the ranch headquarters. Online registration required. 8:30-10 a.m. Aug. 5 and 8. 724-5220.
Full Moon Hike — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Suitable footwear. Bring water and a flashlight. Reservations required. Ages 10 and up. 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 6. 733-5153.
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. Aug. 8. 733-5153.
Guided Hike — Mt. Lemmon, Sunset Trailhead at milepost 22.9. A 4 mile hike guided by Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists with an elevation gain of 500 feet. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 11. 749-8700.