ANCIENT VILLAGES. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center is offering the first-ever guided tour of an archaeological site of ancient village ruins near Huachuca City. The two-hour tour begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 10. It is necessary to hike a fairly steep hill to the site, so wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and bring a quart of water. Those who bring their lunch are welcome to stay after the hike and talk to archaeologist Allen Denoyer who has been excavating the site since 1995. For reservations and directions to the meeting place call 798-1201.

AUDUBON WORKSHOPS. Join the Tucson Audubon Society for an Intermediate Birding workshop with a professional guide on Sunday, January 11. Learn to bird by ear using challenging bird groups such as woodpeckers, flycatchers and sparrows. Cost is $25, $15 for members. Call 624-4745 for information.

DESERT ARCHAEOLOGY TOURS. The Center for Desert Archaeology offers whole- and half-day tours of local archaeological treasures, including: the Romero Ruin Tour, a look at the remnants of the four great cultures that once inhabited the Catalina State Park area; the Rock Art Tour, an in-depth look offering hikers a chance to visit petroglyph sites near Tucson; and the Downtown Tucson Tour, featuring more than 30 centuries of history. Tours available for individuals and groups. Wear long-sleeved clothing and a hat, and make sure you've got sturdy shoes with ankle support and good traction. Water is provided. Call 885-6283 for information.

DIG IT. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, a nonprofit corporation, offers opportunities for you to dig with archaeologists at the Sabino Canyon Ruin, where Hohokam Indians lived 650 to 1,000 years ago. Experience the thrill of discovering buried pottery and other items left behind by prehistoric Arizonans, as the professionals show you how archaeologists excavate, interpret, and care for ancient finds. Reservations are required; fee includes tax-deductible donation to help fund the research. Archaeologist-guided tours of the ruin are also available. Call 798-1201 for information.

NATURAL HISTORY WALK. The Community of Civano welcomes guests to join Dr. Ken Kingsly, of the UA biology department, on a tour of the Civano grounds to take a closer look at the flora and fauna that call this area home. Meet at Civano Nursery, Houghton and Nebraska roads. For information, call 760-2113.

TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Look for the Birds of Tohono Chul, with this docent-led birdwatching tour at 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Walk in the Park tours, an overview of the Park's 48 acres and its flora and fauna, are offered at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and at 1 p.m. Sunday. Art in the Park tours, docent-guided looks at gallery exhibits, are at 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The park offers additional guided tours for your enjoyment. Grounds are open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily. Exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2. Call 742-6455 daily events schedule.

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