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Pima County offers new public events

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Posted: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:00 am

The following classes and public events are being offered by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation-Environmental Education.

 For more information on any of the events, call 615-7855 or visit www.eeducation@pima.gov.

Jan. 26: Sonoran Desert Weedwackers

Join the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to eradicate buffelgrass and fountain grass from 8 to 11 a.m. in Tucson Mountain Park. Work may require hiking and pulling buffelgrass on steep slopes. Meeting locations change frequently.

Jan. 27: Wake Up with the Birds

Desert meets water at this unique crossroads for migratory and resident birds. Spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors nestled among the mesquites and palm trees. From 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. Binoculars are available for use or bring your own.

The event is free. All ages are welcome. Reservations are not required.

Jan. 28: Venomous and Poisonous Animals of Arizona

From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., learn about the biology and adaptations of some of Arizona’s amazing creatures including rattlesnakes, scorpions and Gila monsters during a digital slide presentation.

The event will take place at Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road. Reservations are not required.

Jan. 29: Outdoor Family Days: On the Mountain Lion Trail

See a wildlife trail camera in action and play some tracking games to better understand the importance of ongoing research on the movements of wildlife. Good for families with children ages 5-12. Reservations are required.

The event is free. It will be at Pima County Felíz Paseos Park, 1600 N. Camino de Oeste.

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