The Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve is world-renowned, thanks to the unique interplay of geology, biology, topography, and climate that create a diverse habitat for plant and animal life. The 280-acre preserve provides a haven for over 170 varieties of birds, including 14 species of hummingbirds. Inside the Visitor Center at Ramsey Canyon Preserve is the kid-friendly Please Touch Room with bird nests, snake skins, and other wildlife bits. Allow 2-3 hours. Two-hour guided tours leave at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday March through October. Open Thursday through Monday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. March through October, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. November through February. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Sorry, no pets or smoking on the Preserve. 800-288-3861 or (520) 378-2785.