OUTDOORSFORT LOWELL TOUR. La Reunion de El Fuerte, a self-guided historic site tour of the Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood, continues from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 10. The one-and-a-half mile tour covers 19 sites. Related events include: Fort Huachuca cavalry drills on the Fort Lowell Parade Grounds, live music by Mariachi San Christo de Rey at La Tiendita, and Southern Arizona Old Time Fiddlers at The Commissary. Admission is free, however donations are gladly accepted. Call 885-3832 for information.
BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY WALKS. Join Southwest Center for Biological Diversity naturalists for walks through Tucson's nearby riparian treasures. Experts answer questions on ecology, birds, plants, herbs and fish. The effects of different land management policies on riparian resources will also be discussed. All walks are free, and meet at 9 a.m. on the first and second Sunday of each month. Call 733-1391 for locations and information.
SABINO CANYON RUIN. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center offers two-hour guided tours of this ancient Hohokam village from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, February 24. Tours leave on the hour. Participants should bring water, dress properly for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Reserve tickets by February 9 by calling 798-1201. Tickets can be picked up from the center, at 1000 E. Fort Lowell Road. Tour is free, with a suggested $2 donation to help with operating costs.
HISTORIC WALKS. Walking tours of El Presidio Historic District are offered every Saturday at 10 a.m. beginning at the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House Museum, 151 S. Granada Ave. Tours last approximately two hours. Cost is $4. Call 622-0956 for registration and information.
ARCHAEOLOGY TOURS. The Center for Desert Archaeology offers tours of both downtown Tucson and remote desert sites, providing new visions of Tucson's fascinating past. See the hidden 3,000 year-old village downtown, prehistoric rock art petroglyphs or half-day tours to Signal Hill, Picture Rocks, King's Canyon and Sabino Canyon. Contact Connie Allen-Bacon at 881-2244 for more information on tours. Individual, group and corporate rates are available.
TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Tohono Chul Park grounds are open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily. Exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2. The park presents "Wildflower Tours" at 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning February 26. "Walk in the Park Tours" are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday. "Birds of Tohono Chul Tours" depart at 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Tours last about one hour. "Art in the Park Tours," a docent-guided look at the gallery exhibits, happen at 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Wildlife ecologist Wendy Burroughs demonstrates Urban Raptors with some of her feathered friends at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 11 in the Wilson Room. A Xeriscape Landscape Tour happens at 11 a.m. February 17. Call 742-6455 for reservations and information.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. The museum is part botanical garden, part geology museum and part zoological park. Naturalistic settings house 1,386 plant species and 317 animal species. Live animal visits, and botanical and raptor interpretations are given daily. During the month of February early morning birdwalks begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Guided tours are suspended until April. Live animal interpretations are held daily at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Museum hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. Admission is $8.95 ages 13 and over, and $1.75 ages 6 through 12. Discount group rates are available.
CORONADO MEMORIAL. Coronado National Memorial offers a series of free programs at 2 p.m. Thursdays throughout February. The History of Coronado's Expedition is the February 15 topic, followed by Weaving Natural Materials on February 22. Coronado National Memorial is located in Montezuma Canyon, five miles west of Highway 92. Call (520) 366-5515 for information.
SINGLE CAMPERS. Wandering Single Campers is looking for new members. Single persons over age 40 are invited to join camping activities in the Tucson area. Call 750-451, 294-0719 or 298-9779 for a newsletter and information.
HIKING. Southern Arizona Hiking Club meets several days during the week. There are at least two different hikes on each of these days. All hikes are rated for difficulty. Call 751-4513 for more information.
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