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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

Birding Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Explore the bountiful birdlife that inhabits the Arizona Uplands of Colossal Cave Mountain Park. We expect to see southbound migrants, such as warblers, and resident birds like sparrows. All ages welcome. Free with Membership. Non-member $5 fee. Online registration required. Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, 85641.
Tuesdays, September 4 and October 16 • 8:00-10:00 a.m.

All About Saguaros
Learn about the ecology and traditional uses of our most iconic desert plant, the saguaro cactus. Discuss the importance of saguaros to native wildlife, as well as native peoples of the Sonoran Desert. All ages welcome. Free. Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85706.
Friday, September 7 • 3:00-4:00 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 Ave., 85719.
Saturday, September 8 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wildlife of the Sonoran Desert
Wildlife that inhabit the Sonoran Desert have specialized adaptations that allow them to thrive. From roadrunners to regal horned lizards and round-tailed ground squirrels, explore how animals are adapted to life in the Sonoran Desert. Free.
Friday, September 14 • 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Mission Library, 3770 S. Mission Rd., Tucson, AZ 85713  
Friday, September 14 • 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85706

Birding Cienega Creek
Join us on this guided walk to observe the rich birdlife in the desert and riparian habitats of Cienega Creek Natural Preserve as we search for migrant and resident birds. At this time of year, anything is possible! All ages welcome. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required. Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Rd., 85641.
Tuesdays, September 18 and October 23 • 8:00-10:00 a.m.

The Wonderful World of Bats
Explore the exciting nightlife of bats, their intriguing adaptations, and the important roles they play in the environment. All ages welcome. Free. Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85706.
Friday, September 21 • 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Family Birding at Kino Environmental Restoration Project
Join an all-ages walk for beginning birders to explore the diversity of birds found in our area. Identify birds by shape, plumage, and behavior, and learn how to use binoculars and field guides. Loaner binoculars available. All ages welcome. Children free. Adults free with Membership, Non-Member Adult $5 fee. Online registration required. Sam Lena Park/KERP, 3400 S. Country Club Rd., 85713.
Saturdays, September 22 and October 27 • 8:00-9:30 a.m.

Full Moon Wander
Join a Pima County naturalist to send off the sun and welcome the full moon. 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.
Monday, September 24 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Birding Maeveen Behan Desert Sanctuary
Take a guided walk on flat trails through saguaro-ironwood desert habitat to see a variety of upland birds as well as waterbirds on the adjacent ponds. Loaner binoculars available. All ages welcome. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required. Arthur Pack Regional Park, 9101 N. Thornydale Rd., 85742.
Wednesdays, September 26 and October 24 • 7:00-9:00 a.m.

Venomous and Poisonous Animals of Arizona
Learn about the biology and adaptations of some of Arizona’s amazing creatures including rattlesnakes, scorpions, spiders, Gila monsters, and toads. All ages welcome. Free. Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85706.
Friday, September 28 • 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Living with Urban Wildlife
Learn about our local wildlife, their habitat needs, and why they may be attracted to your yard or neighborhood. Discuss ways to design and manage your property to benefit both you and wildlife. All ages welcome. Free. Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85706.
Friday, October 5 • 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Hike Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Discover the rich natural and cultural history of Colossal Cave Mountain Park during a 2 to 3-mile moderate level interpretive hike. Ages 12 and up. Free with Membership. Non-member $5 fee. Online registration required. Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail 85641.
Saturday, October 27 • 8:00-11:00 a.m.
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Tucson, AZ 85741

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