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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Nature Walk

Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in Ramsey Canyon 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:  The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  $6 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  (520) 378-2785, (520) 417-6960, website
Please note:  Parking at the preserve is limited and if full, visitors may be temporarily turned away.  There is no parking along the road and no reservations are taken.  For those hiking up the canyon trails, hikers must return to the parking lot by closing:  5 p.m. summer hours/4 p.m. winter hours.  Gates are locked promptly upon closing.

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

Enjoy this guided walk and learn why the San Pedro River has been named as one of Last Great Places by the Nature Conservancy.  The river features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States and is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southwest.   The walks are about 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:  9 a.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission:  Free.  Donations are gratefully accepted.
Info:  (520) 508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/

Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the 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 Rd. west 3.3 miles to entrance.
Admission:  Adults $15.  Children age 17 and under $6.
Info:  (520) 378-6165, www.arizonafolklore.com

Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Bird Walk

Birders and nature enthusiasts 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 walking and weather, and bring at least one quart of water per person.

When: 8 a.m.
Where: San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission: Free.  Donations gratefully accepted.
Info: (520) 417-6960, (520) 508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/

Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided History Walk

Join your guide from the Friends of the San Pedro River for this special history walk to the Clanton Ranch ruins.  Learn about the Clanton family history before and after the infamous gunfight, what brought them to the area, and why they left.  Be prepared for the weather, and bring a hat and water.

When:  9 a.m.
Where:  From Charleston road west of the San Pedro River, turn south on Escapule road, go approx. 1.2 mi, turn left into Escapule Trail parking lot.
Admission:  Free; donations appreciated
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-508-4445, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/

Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Family Campout Program

This program is designed for families who have little or no experience camping.  Enjoy the special opportunity to learn about the camping experience in this fun, safe and supportive program.

When:  Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23.
Where:  Kartchner Caverns State Park, 2980 Hwy. 90 (9 miles south of Benson).
Registration is limited.  For detailed information and fees, please visit AZStateParks.com/family or call 602-542-4174.