Anza Tour — Historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. Learn about Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza and the group of Spanish colonial settlers. Registration required. 10-11 a.m. Jan. 24. Donations accepted. 724-5220. OUTDOORS.

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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.

A Gneiss Walk — Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Enjoy a walk and talk about the geology of the canyon led by a Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist. 8:30-11 a.m. Jan. 18 and 25. 749-8700.

Birding  — Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Take a guided walk through the park and along the ponds to see a variety of resident and migratory birds. Ducks should be arriving for the winter and expect to see raptors, sparrows, and many other birds. Loaner binoculars available. Online registration required. 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 18 and 25. 724-5375.

Desert Jigsaw Puzzle — Saguaro National Park West, 2700 N. Kinney Road. A short walk to view an intricate, jigsaw puzzle of plants and animals. 11:15 a.m.-noon. Jan. 18, 24 and 25; 2:15-3 p.m. Jan. 21. 

Guided Tours of the Mission Church and Grounds — Tumacacori National Historical Park, 1891 E. Frontage Road. Tours may also be available at other times of the day and year. Call ahead or inquire at the visitor center. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Daily. 377-5060.

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. Jan. 18-22, 25 and 26. 377-5060.

Kangaroo Rat: Super Survivor — Saguaro National Park West. An easy hike on level ground to learn about the behavioral and physical adaptations that allow them to survive harsh desert environments. Suitable footwear. Bring water. 3:15-4 p.m. Jan. 18 and 25. 733-5158.

Walk With The Saguaros — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Two hour easy walk to discover facts about the saguaro cactus. Suitable footwear. Bring water. 10 a.m.-noon. Jan 18 and 25. 733-5153.

Cactus Caravan — Saguaro National Park East. Drive with a park ranger and become familiar with the cacti. 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 19 and 26. 733-5153.

Night Walk — Saguaro National Park East. Join a park naturalist to experience the Sonoran Desert at night. Reservations required. 7-9 p.m. Jan. 19. 733-5153.

Nuts about Nature Preschool Hour at Agua Caliente Park — Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Learn about nature through stories, crafts, and games. Ages 3-5 years with an adult companion. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 19. 724-5375.

Spiny, Shady, and Cool — Saguaro National Park West. A short walk to to discover the variety of cacti. 10:15-10:45 a.m. Jan. 19 and 26. 733-5158.

Synergy in the Desert: The Sonoran Habitat — Saguaro National Park West. A talk and walk with the saguaro as the focal point. 2:15-3 p.m. Jan. 19 and 26. 733-5158.

Anza Trail Hike: Tubac to Tumacácori — Tumacacori National Historical Park, 1891 E. Frontage Road. A ranger-guided walk through nature and history. Meet at Tumacácori, ride the shuttle to Tubac, hike 4 miles oneway back to the mission. Suitable footwear, water and snacks. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 20. 377-5060.

Birding  — Historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. Join a local birding expert to see a wide variety of sparrows, raptors and the possibility of waterfowl on the newly restored pond. Online registration required at pima.gov/canoaranch; click on the Register Now button at the bottom of the page. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Jan. 30. 724-5220.

History Walk — Millville Ruins, Charleston Road, Sierra Vista. The Friends of the San Pedro River will offer a history walk that is well known for its many petroglyphs etched into the rocky hillsides. Suitable footwear. 1-3 p.m. Jan. 20. Donations accepted. 459-2555.

NSI: Nature Scene Investigation — Pima County Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 North Camino de Oeste. Hands-on, family friendly activities, and learn to identify wildlife tracks, nests, and holes. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 20. 724-5375.

River Walk — San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista. The Friends of the San Pedro River will conduct interpretive walks to find 82 species of mammals, dozens of reptiles and amphibians and nearly 350 species of birds. Suitable footwear. 9-11 a.m. Jan. 20. 459-2555.

Stargazing — Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers provide an introduction to the night sky. Telescopes for celestial viewing. Bring a chair. 6-8 p.m. Jan. 20. 724-5375.

Survival Myths - Debunked — Saguaro National Park West. Join a ranger on a short walk to learn how to harvest water from a cactus. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Jan. 20, 21 and 23. 733-5158.

The Plants Tell All — Saguaro National Park West. Join a park naturalist on a short walk to learn the secrets of what ties the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert together. Suitable footwear and water required. 9:45-11:45 a.m. Jan. 20. 733-5158.

Historic Tour — Historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. A walking tour of the ranch headquarters. Registration required at pima.gov/canoaranch; click on the Register Now button at the bottom of the page. 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Donations accepted. 724-5220.

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. First-come, first served basis. 8-11 a.m. Jan. 21. Donations accepted. 459-2555.

Closing Time at the Ridge View Trail — Saguaro National Park East. Join park staff to hike 1.8 miles up the Ridge View Trail to watch and capture the sunset. Reservations required. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. 733-5153.

Desert Botany 101 — Saguaro National Park East. An easy walk through the cactus garden. 10-10:30 a.m. Jan. 21. 733-5153.

Petanque in the Park — Reid Park, 830 S. Country Club Road. Learn and play the French game. 2-4 p.m. Jan. 21. 664-4133.

The Giant Cactus — Saguaro National Park East. Join a ranger for a walk along a desert wash. Suitable footwear. 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Jan. 21. 733-5153.

A Stroll Through Our Living Desert — Saguaro National Park West. A short walk to discover some physical and behavioral adaptations of desert plants. 10:15-11 a.m. Jan. 22. 733-5158.

A Taste of the Desert — Saguaro National Park East. Learn what plants can be used for food, clothing, medicine and shelter. 11-11:30 a.m. Jan. 22. 733-5153.

Sonoran Lifestyles — Saguaro National Park East. A two hour, one mile walk to discover how plants and animals adapt to life in the desert. 10 and up. 10 a.m.-noon. Jan. 22 and 23. 733-5153.

Thirsty Mammals — Saguaro National Park West. A mile walk to learn of the desert mammals. 9:45-10:45 a.m. Jan. 22. 733-5158.

Birds of the Sonoran Desert — Saguaro National Park East. A mile walk in search of desert birds. Suitable footwear. Ages 10 and up. 9-11 a.m. Jan. 23. 733-5153.

Historic Tour — Historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. A walking tour of the ranch headquarters. Registration required at pima.gov/canoaranch; click on the Register Now button at the bottom of the page. 10-11 a.m. Jan. 23. Donations accepted. 724-5220.

Historic Tour — Historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. Visit the historic buildings and corrals and exhibits of the people of Canoa. Registration required at pima.gov/canoaranch; click on the Register Now button at the bottom of the page. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Donations accepted. 724-5220.

Anza Tour — Historic Canoa Ranch, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. Learn about Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza and the group of Spanish colonial settlers. Registration required. 10-11 a.m. Jan. 24. Donations accepted. 724-5220.

Desert Discovery Hike — Saguaro National Park East. Park naturalists lead a 2 mile, two hour hike to discover what's out there in the desert. Suitable footwear. Bring water. 10 a.m.-noon. Jan. 24. 733-5153.

History of the Rincon Valley — Saguaro National Park East. Take a stroll down the Hope Camp Trail and learn about the homesteaders and ranchers who settled here. Suitable footwear, water and snack. Ages 10 and up. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 24. 733-5153.

Nature Walk: Plants and Wildlife — Sabino Canyon. Easy trails led by a Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 24. 749-8700.

Restoration Tour  — Historic Canoa Ranch. Take a behind the scenes tour with Architectural Preservationist Simon Herbert to examine the processes and materials used in the restoration of the structures. Registration required at pima.gov/canoaranch; click on the Register Now button at bottom of page or call 724-5220. 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 24. Donations accepted. 724-5220.

Life and the Desert — Saguaro National Park East. Explore the basic principles and structures of life. 3-4 p.m. Jan. 25; 11 a.m.-noon. Jan. 26. 733-5153.

The Saguaro Time Hike — Saguaro National Park East. A 1.6 mile hike to the Loma Verde Copper Mine historic site with one small hill climb. Ages 10 and up. 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Jan. 25. 733-5153.

Douglas Spring Hike — Saguaro National Park East. A 5 mile hike to explore Bridal Wreath Falls and Wildhorse Tank. Suitable footwear, water and snacks. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 26. 733-5153.

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. Jan. 26. 733-5153.