Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in the preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.
When: 9 a.m.
Where: 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission: $6 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info: 520-378-2785, 520-417-6960, website
Please note: Parking at the preserve is limited and if full, visitors may be temporarily turned away. There is no parking along the road and no reservations are taken. For those hiking up the canyon trails, hikers must return to the parking lot by closing: 5 p.m. summer hours/4 p.m. winter hours. Gates are locked promptly upon closing.
Enjoy shopping for locally grown produce, grass-fed lamb and beef, specialty breads and baked goods. Shop for unique products such as local roasted coffees, honey products, salsas and more. Food vendors offer a variety of menu items, and local artists perform live music.
When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Info: 520-678-2638, 520-417-6960, www.sierravistafarmersmarket.com