Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in the preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.
When: 9 a.m.
Where: 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission: $6.00 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3.00 per person. Children under 16 free. No admission charge the first Saturday of each month.
Info: 520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website
Southwest Wings is Arizona's longest running nature festival and is ranked as one of best birding festivals in the United States. The Festival is a celebration of the diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects, in their unique environment; the sky islands of southern Arizona.
Field trips, seminars, displays, vendors, and information will be available every day. It all takes place right here - in our spectacular high desert environment of Sierra Vista and Cochise County.
When: July 29 through August 1
Where: Cochise College, 901 Colombo Avenue
For schedules, field trip registration, and information please visit the website, or call 520-266-0149. Registration for field trips opens January 2015.
Enjoy shopping for locally grown produce, grass-fed lamb and beef, specialty breads and baked goods. Shop for unique products such as local roasted coffees, honey products, and salsas. Food vendors offer a variety of menu items, and local artists perform live music for shoppers to enjoy.
When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Info: 520-678-2638, 520-417-6960, www.sierravistafarmersmarket.com