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

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, December 7 • 9:00 a.m.-Noon

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. All ages welcome. Free. Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N Schisler Drive, 85743.
Saturday, November 9 • 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Guided Birding Tour at the El Rio Preserve
This month, fall migration should be in full swing and El Rio Preserve is an excellent site to observe migrants, such as waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds, along with residents like wrens, flycatchers, and thrashers. All ages welcome. Free with Pima County Membership, Non-Members (Resident) $5 fee for resident Non-Members (Non-Resident) $6.50 fee. El Rio Preserve, 10191 N. Coachline Boulevard, 85743. For more information: www.maranaaz.gov/recreation, or 520-382-1950.
Tuesday, December 10 • 8:00-9:30 a.m.

Full Moon Wander
Join a Pima County naturalist to walk the loop trail at El Rio Preserve as the full moon rises. 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 Pima County Membership, Non-Members (Resident) $5 fee for resident Non-Members (Non-Resident) $6.50 fee. El Rio Preserve, 10190 N. Coachline Boulevard, Marana, 85743. For more information: www.maranaaz.gov, or 520-382-1950.
Wednesday, December 11 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Birding Cienega Creek
Join Jeff Babson on this guided walk to observe the rich birdlife in the diverse habitats of Cienega Creek Natural Preserve as we search for raptors, flycatchers, tanagers, warblers, and more. 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 Road, 85641.
Tuesday, November 12 • 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Archaeological Tour of Los Morteros
During an easy walking tour with Pima County archaeologist Ian Miliken, explore Los Morteros, an ancient Hohokam village. Los Morteros is named for the numerous mortars on boulders and outcrops in the area that were used to grind and mill mesquite pods, corn, and seeds. Ages 12 and up. Free with Pima County Membership, Non-Members (Resident) $5 fee for resident Non-Members (Non-Resident) $6.50 fee. Park on the south side of W. Linda Vista Boulevard, just east of Silverbell Road. For more information: www.maranaaz.gov/recreation, or 520-382-1950.
Saturday, December 14 • 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Plants of the Sonoran Desert
The Sonoran Desert is home to more than 2,000 species of plants, ranging from towering saguaro to tiny desert ferns, from ancient ironwoods to ephemeral poppies. Discover the many strategies plants employ to not only survive in their arid environment, but to thrive! All ages welcome. Free. Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive, 85743.
Saturday, December 14 • 2:00-3:30 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.
December 3 – January 2: Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street, 85711
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