OUTDOORSBIODIVERSITY WALKS. The Southwest Center for Biological Diversity offers "biodiversity walks" at 9 a.m. every first and third Sunday of the month. Join Center staff and expert guests for a walk along Cienega Creek. Learn about the importance of riparian habitats for wildlife and water quality, and the implications of grazing management. Expect a two-mile walk lasting two to three hours. Don't forget your hat and water. Call David Hogan at 733-1391 for reservations and directions.
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. Walk in the Park tours are offered at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Art in the Park tours, docent-guided looks at gallery exhibits, are at 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
NATURE CONSERVANCY. Get out of the bustle of town and take a trip to the Nature Conservancy's Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Visitor Center. There you can get back to nature and enjoy bird watching, guided tours and hikes. Regular preserve hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Take Highway 82 to Patagonia, head west on Fourth Avenue, and south on Pennsylvania. Call 1-520-394-2400 for information.
Q RANCH DIG. The Old Pueblo Archaeology Center is now accepting registration for a field school dig at the Q Ranch Pueblo Indian ruin in Canyon Creek Valley from June 8 through 21. Tuition starts at $15 per day, with options for college credit and skills certification from the Arizona Archaeological Society available. Room and board are available for an additional fee. Call the Old Pueblo Archaeology Center at 798-1201 or the Arizona Archaeological Society at 1-602-488-9793 for registration and information.
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