Outdoor activities around Southern Nevada

Red Rock Canyon: On Thursday, join a naturalist for an easy hike to observe some of Red Rock’s wild burros; for ages 15 and older. On Sept. 1, enjoy greenery and look for wildlife on a moderate, 2½-mile hike to a favorite spot where water can be found year-round; for ages 8 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, view some of the arachnids, reptiles, birds and mammals found in Red Rock. Living and preserved specimens will be on display, and discussion and questions are encouraged. Also on Tuesday, create a masterpiece in an art class for ages 15 and older. No experience required. All supplies will be provided. On Wednesday, stop by an interpretative tabletop presentation to meet some of the animals that call Red Rock home. Learn about their habitats, food chains, relations with other animals, some fun facts and what it takes to survive in the Mojave Desert. Animal furs and taxidermy samples will be on display. On Friday, join other volunteers to help clean up trash along a designated trail.

For more information or to register for a program, 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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