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

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.
Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive 85743
Saturday, October 12 • 2:00-3:30 p.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
Sunday, October 13 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Birding the Santa Catalina Mountains
Join us to 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.
Tuesday, October 15 • 7:30-10:00 a.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, and get practical tips for living in harmony with our fellow desert inhabitants. Free. Dewhirst-Catalina Library, 15631 N. Oracle Road #199, 85739
Thursday, October 17 • 10:30 a.m.-Noon

Gardening for Birds and Butterflies
Want to attract birds and butterflies to your yard? Learn which native and arid-adapted plants, and other elements to include in your landscape to provide attractive wildlife friendly habitat. Free. Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road 85749
Saturday, October 19 • 11:00 a.m.-12:30 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, October 20 • 8:00-9:30 a.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 water birds 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 Road 85742
Tuesday, October 22 • 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Gardening for Birds and Butterflies
Want to attract birds and butterflies to your yard? Learn which native and arid-adapted plants, and other elements to include in your landscape to provide attractive wildlife friendly habitat. Free. Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Road 85706
Thursday, October 24 • 5:30-7:00 p.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.
October 2 – October 30: Mission Library, 3770 S. Mission Road 85713
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