Difficulty: Moderate (a series of short, easy walks on some moderate inclines)
Tucson’s amazing variety of habitats affects flowers and butterflies as well as birds. In August, after the monsoons, the local mountains experience a second wildflower bloom which attracts both dozens of species of butterflies and six different hummingbirds. We will start at the base of the mountain and visit patches of flowers in each eco-zone as we work our way uphill. We’ll see lots of birds, but the emphasis will be on understanding the habitats and observing butterflies and plants, as well as birds. We’ll have lunch on the mountain and return mid-afternoon. Limited to 8 participants.