Category Archives: Events

Updated: Wetlands Annual Burn Rescheduled to Thursday 03-05

Update: A notice went out on Facebook earlier today, due to the coming storm the annual burn has been pushed back to Thursday – same time, same place. The rest of this info applies: According to Tucson Fire Department the … Continue reading

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January Bird Walks in Tucson

In January, Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation is offering multiple guided birding opportunities around Tucson: Wake Up with the Birds, Every Thursday in January, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger … Continue reading

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November Cleanup Crew

As you can see we like to work with young volunteers – train them up right! Actually, all the credit goes to her parents – little River already loves to pick up litter and put it in the trash can. … Continue reading

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Name Those Birds! No, Really, Name Them…

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has a pair of young Barn Owls that are about to meet visitors for the first time. Before they go out in public they need names, so the Museum is asking for our help. Visit their … Continue reading

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Wednesday Morning Bird Walks at Sweetwater Wetlands

The temperatures are heating up, which makes our watery locales even more popular with the natives (and by natives I mean birds and wildlife). Mornings and evenings are a great time to wander around the Wetlands. Want to learn more … Continue reading

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Wetlands Annual Burn Scheduled for Tuesday

Sweetwater Wetlands will be closed on Tuesday for a prescribed burn. The burn is done to clear thick cattails and other growth from around the ponds which not only improves visibility for birders but also eliminates habitat for mosquito larva. … Continue reading

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ABC = Amazing Buffelgrass Crew

This morning I had the great fortune to dig out nasty, invasive buffelgrass with the best volunteer crew ever! In the buffel busting world we figure that a good pull should average one bag filled with buffelgrass per volunteer hour. … Continue reading

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October Events at Sweetwater

Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation has a busy schedule of events lined up all over Southern Arizona next month. Two of them will be held at none other than our favorite spot, Sweetwater Wetlands! Tuesday, October 15, 8am: … Continue reading

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Upcoming Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival

Mark your calendars – the third annual festival runs from August 14 through the 18th. The event is headquartered at the Riverpark Inn downtown (near Congress St, west of I-10). There are workshops, field trips, guest speakers, a nature expo, … Continue reading

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Annual Controlled Burn at the Wetlands

I just learned that Sweetwater Wetlands will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6th for a prescribed burn. Starting at 8:30am Tucson Water and the Tucson Fire Department will use fire to remove overgrown vegetation. The management plan for the Wetlands … Continue reading

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