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Outdoor activities around Southern Nevada

HIKES

Red Rock Canyon: On Wednesday, bring along a sketch pad for a moderate, 3.3-mile hike that will include a break to draw pictures of wildflowers and wildlife encountered along the trail; for ages 12 and older. On June 30, look for signs of Gila monster tracks and burrows on a moderate, 3-mile hike along the Fire Ecology Trail at Pine Creek; for ages 12 and older. On July 1, join a geologist to discuss the geology, plants and animals encountered on a moderate, 3-mile hike in Oak Creek Canyon; for ages 10 and older.

For more information or to sign up for hikes, call 702-515-5367.

Around the Bend Friends: This group of people 50 and older who are involved in hiking and related social activities plans several hikes each week of various difficulty levels, including an easy-to-moderate social hike on Saturdays. To learn more about the group and the hikes that are offered, call 702-823-2355 or visit the club’s website, www.aroundthebendfriends.com.

OTHER PROGRAMS

Red Rock Canyon: On Tuesday, join a ranger for a presentation on bats, then go to Red Spring to observe some of them in action. Also on Tuesday, create a masterpiece in an art class for ages 15 and older, or view some of the venomous animals found in Red Rock. On Friday, join other volunteers to help clean up trash along a trail. On July 1, stop by a tabletop presentation to learn about the bald eagle and the golden eagle, two majestic birds of prey. On July 2, view some of the arachnids, reptiles, birds and mammals found in Red Rock in a tabletop exhibit.

For more information, call 702-515-5367.

Archaeo-Nevada Society, along with the Bureau of Land Management, seeks volunteers to help with Red Rock Canyon conservation projects. Visit www.archaeonevada.org.

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