Outdoor activities around Southern Nevada

Red Rock Canyon: On Monday, join a geologist to discuss the rock formations, plants and animals encountered along a moderate, two-mile hike on the Calico Hills East Trail; for ages 10 and older. On Thursday, observe some of Red Rock’s wild burros on an easy hike for ages 15 and older. On Aug. 25, look for wildlife on a moderate, 2½-mile hike to the First Creek Grotto; for ages 12 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.


Red Rock Canyon: On Tuesday, listen to a lecture about bats, then observe some of them at Red Springs. On Tuesday through Friday, learn why insects are necessary to human survival.

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.

Fly-fishing class: The Nevada Department of Wildlife will host a free fly-fishing class Friday and Saturday. The first session will take place at 6 p.m. Friday at the NDOW office at 4747 Vegas Drive. It will cover fly-fishing terminology, knots, equipment, casting techniques and more. The second session will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Floyd Lamb Park and will provide hands-on casting instruction. To register for the class, visit the NDOW website at www.ndow.org/Fish/How_to_Fish/. For more information, call Ivy Santee at 702-486-5127, ext. 3503.

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