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Outdoor activities around Southern Nevada


Red Rock Canyon: On Monday, discuss geology, plants and animals on a moderate, two-mile evening hike in the Calico Basin; for ages 10 and older. On Tuesday, learn about bats on an easy, half-mile night hike at Red Spring; for ages 15 and older. On Thursday, delve into the wild world of Red Rock on an easy, half-mile walk at Red Spring; for all ages.

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) 228-0773 or visit the club’s website, www.aroundthebendfriends.com.


Red Rock Canyon: On Tuesday, view types of arachnids, reptiles, birds and mammals found in Red Rock Canyon in a tabletop presentation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the visitor center. On Thursday, learn about the animals that call Red Rock home in a tabletop exhibit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the visitor center. On Saturday, bring your kids to the visitor center for story time at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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.

Free fly-fishing course: The Nevada Department of Wildlife, in partnership with local fly-fishing clubs, will conduct an introductory fly-fishing class July 27 and 28 at Floyd Lamb Park.

This free class will cover fly-fishing terminology, knot tying, equipment selection and casting techniques.

The July 27 session will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the July 28 session, the hands-on casting portion of the class, will begin at 9 a.m. Students will meet in the park’s old ranch house.

Space is limited so registration is required and will begin at 8 a.m. Monday. For more information or to register, call Ivy Santee at 486-5127, extension 3503.

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