TAKE A WALK
ALONG THE RIVER
The Friends of the San Pedro River will conduct interpretive walks along the river Saturdays at 8 a.m. (note time change). All walks depart from the San Pedro House, 9800 Highway 90, east of Sierra Vista at the river.
The San Pedro River features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States. Here you’ll find 82 species of mammals, dozens of reptiles and amphibians and nearly 350 species of birds. The river has been designated one of the Last Great Places by The Nature Conservancy. There is no charge for the walks; however, donations are accepted to support the docent programs. For more information, call 459-2555 or visit the website at sanpedroriver.org.
Join the Muleteam this Saturday for a hike through a unique and scenic wooded canyon in the Huachuca Mountains. This trail with some long uphill sections goes by a running creek to the old Hamburg mine making a roundtrip of about 6 miles. Bring water and lunch but no dogs. Back mid-afternoon. Meet April 4 at 9 a.m. by the Old Bisbee courthouse fountain to carpool. Free but gas donation is appreciated. For more details contact John at 319-325-3605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BISBEE FARMERS MARKET
The Bisbee Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Vista Park Plaza in Warren. Create the best Easter feast ever. Fresh produce, grass-fed beef, artisan baked goods, cheeses, olive oils, marinated olives and specialty candies are available. Browse the numerous unique craft booths that fill the market. Enjoy shopping, dining or just hang out with friends in the sunshine. And don’t forget to grab a few new plants for the garden.
Join the National Park Service for a two-hour, one-mile roundtrip moderate hike to Coronado Cave, which includes a 500-foot elevation gain and a steep, 30-foot rocky descent from the cave entrance to the cave floor. The cave interior extends 600 feet in length, with 20-foot ceilings and several crawlways and short passages. Exposed in the beam of a flashlight or headlamp, beautiful formations, such as stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, and columns, each formed by calcite deposits, emerge from the darkness.
Meet April 4 at 10 a.m. at the Coronado National Memorial visitor center. Free. Participants are asked to bring a flashlight or headlamp, extra batteries, gloves, water, a snack and sun protection.
For driving directions and more information call 520-366-5515, ext. 2300.
EXPERIENCE HUMMINGBIRDS UP CLOSE
Up to 10 species of hummingbirds use the green corridor of the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and their northern nesting grounds. The public is invited to get a close-up look at these tiny travelers, as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, weigh, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this vital migration route. Observe from 4 to 6 p.m. every Saturday through May 30 at the San Pedro House. Info: 432-1388 or www.sabo.org