Out and About in Pima County

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The system will allow you to register for tours, bird walks, nature hikes and other activities.

Program information – Phone: 520-724-5375
or email Environmental Education

Art as a Way of Knowing the Sonoran Desert
Engage your creativity—draw, paint and write the desert’s story in this progressive mini-course with guided instruction in Art-Based Perceptual Ecology (ABPE) methods taught by ABPE pioneer, Dr. Lee Ann Woolery, ecologist and artist. For program details and online registration view the Special Interest Classes booklet. Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Road 85641
May 1 – June 30 multiple sessions • 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
July 2-30 multiple sessions • 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Monsoon Mysteries
Explore the interesting events that occur during the monsoon, including weather phenomena and how plants and animals respond to them. We also discuss the outlook for this year’s monsoon. All ages welcome. Free.
Friday, June 14 • 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Road 85706
Tuesday, June 18 • 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road #105, 85750

Full Moon Wander
Join a Pima County naturalist to send off the sun and welcome the full moon. Nature reveals another side in the night hours; there is always something to discover! Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water and a flashlight. Ages 12 and up. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required. Pima County Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste 85745
Monday, June 17 • 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Birding the Santa Catalina Mountains
Escape the heat and bird the cool beauty of the Santa Catalina Mountains. We explore different parts of the range on each trip. We expect to see a wide variety of birds, such as several warblers, flycatchers, corvids, hummingbirds, and raptors. All ages welcome. Free with Membership. Non-member $5 fee. Online registration required. Meeting location will be provided with registration.
Thursdays, June 20 and June 27 • 7:30-10:00 a.m.

Birding Sweetwater Preserve
Explore the scenic Arizona Uplands of Sweetwater Preserve, where we can expect to see three species of woodpecker, flycatchers, wrens, and many other birds. All ages welcome. Free with Membership. Non-member $5 fee. Online registration required. Sweetwater Preserve, 4000 N. Tortolita Road 85745
Tuesday, June 25 • 7:30-9:00 a.m.

Birding the Santa Catalina Mountains
Escape the heat and bird the cool beauty of the Santa Catalina Mountains. We explore different parts of the range on each trip. We expect to see a wide variety of birds, such as several warblers, flycatchers, corvids, hummingbirds, and raptors. All ages welcome. Free with Membership. Non-member $5 fee. Online registration required. Meeting location will be provided with registration.
Thursdays, July 11, July 25, August 8, and August 22 • 7:30-10:00 a.m.

Desert Night Shift
When most people retreat indoors, our desert comes alive! Join Pima County naturalists on an easy hike to discover “who” is out and about in the desert at night. Learn why many animals, and even some plants, are nocturnal and how they manage life in the dark. Bring a headlamp or flashlight. All ages welcome. Children free. Adults free with Membership, Non-Member Adult $5 fee. Online registration required. Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste, 85745
Saturday, July 13 • 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Birding Cienega Creek
Beat the heat on this guided walk to observe the rich bird life in the diverse habitats of Cienega Creek Natural Preserve as we search for hawks, tanagers, warblers, sparrows, and many others. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required. All ages welcome. Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Road, 85641
Tuesday, July 16 • 7:30-9:00 a.m.

Full Moon Wander
Join a Pima County naturalist to send off the sun and welcome the full moon. Nature reveals another side in the night hours; there is always something to discover! Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water and a flashlight. Ages 12 and up. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required. Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste, 85745
Tuesday, July 16 • 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 15 • 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Bats in Flight
Discover the fascinating lives of Mexican free-tailed bats and watch as hundreds of bats emerge from their daytime roosts under the Campbell Avenue Bridge over the Rillito River. Pima County naturalists and volunteers provide information and family-friendly activities. All ages welcome. Free. Registration not required. Rillito River Park, 4200 N. Campbell Avenue, 85719
Friday, July 19 • 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 17 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Monsoon Nature Walk
Monsoon is an exciting time of year to enjoy nature. Join us on a naturalist guided walk to search for lizards, birds, insects and other wildlife. All ages welcome. Free with Membership. Non-member $5 fee. Online registration required. Pima Prickly Park, 3500 W. River Road, Tucson, 85741
Wednesday, July 31 • 7:30-9:00 a.m.

Birding Feliz Paseos Park
Bird the urban paradise of Felix Paseos Park, where we can expect to find birds from Greater Roadrunner to Lucy’s Warbler and much more. Free with Membership. Non-member $5 fee. Online registration required. Pima County Feliz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste, 85745
Tuesday, August 6 • 8:00-9:30 a.m.

Birding Colossal Cave Mountain Park
See what birds enjoy the heat as we explore the bountiful birdlife that inhabits the Arizona Uplands of Colossal Cave Mountain Park. All ages welcome. Free with Membership. Non-member $5 fee. Online registration required. Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, 85641
Tuesday, August 13 • 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Birding Sweetwater Preserve
Explore the scenic Arizona Uplands of Sweetwater Preserve, where we can expect to see three species of woodpecker, flycatchers, wrens, and many other birds. All ages welcome. Free with Membership. Non-member $5 fee. Online registration required. Sweetwater Preserve, 4000 N. Tortolita Road, south of El Camino Del Cerro, 85745
Tuesday, August 20 • 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Monsoon Nature Walk
Monsoon is an exciting time of year to enjoy nature. Join us on a naturalist-guided walk to search for lizards, birds, insects and other wildlife. All ages welcome. Free with Membership. Non-member $5 fee. Online registration required. Honey Bee Village Archaeological Preserve, southeast corner of N. Ranch Vistoso Boulevard and E. Moore Road, Oro Valley, 85755
Friday, August 23 • 7:30-9:00 a.m.

Desert Night Shift
When most people retreat indoors, our desert comes alive! Join Pima County naturalists on an easy hike to discover “who” is out and about in the desert at night. Learn why many animals, and even some plants, are nocturnal and how they manage life in the dark. Bring a headlamp or flashlight. All ages welcome. Children free. Adults free with Membership, Non-Member Adult $5 fee. Online registration required. Maeveen Behan Desert Sanctuary. 9201 N. Thornydale Road, 85742
Saturday, August 24 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Santa Cruz River Walk
Take a guided stroll along the flowing Santa Cruz River on the Loop to discover the effects of water on desert habitats. All ages welcome. Children free. Adults free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required. Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive, 85743
Sunday, August 25 • 8:00-9:30 a.m.

Living River of Words Youth Poetry and Art Exhibit
Local children share their view of the natural world in this exhibition of award winning poetry and mixed media art. All ages welcome. Free.
June 4-June 30: Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone 85701
July 3 – August 29: Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road, 85711
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