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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Nature Walk at Ramsey Canyon Preserve

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


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Bird Walk at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Birders and nature enthusiasts, novice or experienced, are invited to attend.   The San Pedro River is considered one of the largest and most critical avian migratory corridors remaining in the western United States.  Observe 25 – 50 species on these popular two to three hour bird walks.  Wear appropriate attire for hiking and walking and current weather conditions.  Bring at least one quart of water per person.

When: 7 a.m.
Where: San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90.
Admission: Free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista River Walk at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

The San Pedro River features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States and is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southwest.  Join this guided walk and learn why it has been designated one of Last Great Places by the Nature Conservancy.  The walks are usually 1 1/2 to 2 miles long over easy terrain.  Please wear appropriate attire for hiking and weather conditions, and bring at least one quart of water per person. 

When: 8 a.m.
Where: San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90.
Admission: Free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve features outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday. Please check the Arizona Folklore Preserve website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail. From Hwy. 92, take Ramsey Canyon Road west 3.3 miles to entrance.
Admission:  Adults, $15; Children age 17 and under, $6.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-378-6165, www.arizonafolklore.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista International Astronomy Day

The Huachuca Astronomy Club of Southeastern Arizona invites families and people of all ages to enjoy International Astronomy Day.  If the weather is clear, there will be several powerful telescopes set up for safely viewing the Sun and planet Venus.  There will also be astronomy exhibits, including a display of rare meteorites. 

Where:  Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St.
When:  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-417-6960, www.hacastronomy.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Hummingbird Banding Session at the San Pedro House

Up to ten species of hummingbirds use the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds. Get a close-up look at these tiny travelers as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this internationally important migration route.

When:  4-6 p.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/
Admission:  Free, but donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-508-4445, or visit www.sabo.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Festival of the Southwest

Enjoy this popular event with your family and friends.  There will be carnival rides and games, food vendors, live entertainment, and more.

When: Friday, 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday, noon - 11 p.m. Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free.  Carnival ride tickets can be purchased at the carnival.  Advance ride tickets available at Murr Community Center, and Sierra Vista Safeway and Ace Hardware.
Info:  520-533-2404.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 5k Mutt March

Bring your pet and participate in this fun event.  Vendors will offer pet-related items, services, and information. 

When: 7:30 a.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission: $10 per pet and human, includes T-shirts while supplies last.
Info and to preregister:  520-533-5714, 520-838-0836.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road. Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo