OUTDOORSDOCENT CALL. Tohono Chul Park. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Learn about Tohono Chul Park's Docent Training Program at a Prospective Docent Coffee at
10 a.m. Wednesday, September 16. Call 742-6455 to RSVP.
BUTTERFLIES AND WILDFLOWERS. Travel to Garden Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains with Jim Brock, co-author of Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona. Garden Canyon is a hotspot for butterflies and late-summer wildflowers. There are several stops along a dirt road, so a high clearance vehicle is best. Meet at Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, to carpool. Limit 15 participants; pre-registration is required. Cost is $25, $20 for TBG members.
FISHING CLINICS. Arizona Game and Fish announces open enrollment for free fishing clinics, providing education and hands-on fishing to groups of 25 or more. Eligible groups include churches, scouts, hospitals, schools, recreation and senior centers. Game and Fish provides up to 100 rods and reels, necessary bait and tackle. All license requirements are waived during the fishing outing. Volunteers are also needed to help with the clinics. Call Ed Davenport at 884-9394 to enroll for a clinic or to volunteer.
HUMMINGBIRD WATCH. San Pedro House Visitor Center. The public is invited to watch as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture and band hummingbirds on the San Pedro River. Banding sessions are from 4 to 6 p.m. every Monday in September. Call (520) 432-1388, or visit the SABO web site at http://www.sabo.org, for information.
TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. "Walk in the Park" tours, an overview of the park's 48 acres and its flora and fauna, are offered at 8 a.m. Tuesday and Saturday. "Art in the Park" tours, docent-guided looks at gallery exhibits, are at 11 a.m. Thursday and Sunday. The park offers additional guided tours for your enjoyment. "Birds of Tohono Chul" provides opportunities to observe the many species frequenting the park, and meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday. 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. Greenhouse hours are 9 a.m. to noon daily through September 7. Admission is $2. Call 742-6455 for a daily events schedule.
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