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Maricopa County is located in the central portion of the Sonoran Desert. The desert is home to a variety of plants and animals. Below is a list of wildlife and vegetataion commonly seen at a Maricopa County park.
Printable wildlife flyer. Printable wildflower flyer.

Mammals Reptiles
Insects
Spiders
Birds Flora
Mule Deer
Coyotes
Javelina
Rabbits
Raccoons
Skunks
Kangaroo Rats
Pocket mice
Gophers
Kit Foxes
Blacktailed Jack Rabbits
Squirrels
Bobcats
Mountain Lions
Western rattlesnake
Diamondback rattlesnake
Mohaves
Desert Tortoise
Gila Monster
Coral snake
Gopher snakes
Wasps
Bees
Ants
Scorpions
Black Widow spider
Brown Recluse spider
Centipedes
Conenose bugs
Tarantulas
Mourning Doves
Roadrunners
Red-tailed Hawks
Ravens
Gila Woodpeckers
Gambels Quail
Cactus Wrens
Northern Cardinals
Turkey Vultures
Great Horned Owls
Hummingbirds
Sparrows
Falcons
Palo Verde
Ironwood Trees
Hedgehog Cacti
Prickly Pear Cacti
Saguaro Cacti
Pincushion Cacti
Barrel Cacti
Lupine
Poppy
Fairy Duster
Brittlebush
Creosote

 

 


Reptile Discovery and Feeding - Lake Pleasant
McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead (end of 128th st.*OUTSIDE* of park)- DIFFICULT
Backyard Birding - Usery Park
Home School Program: "Measurement Matters" - Usery Park
Trail Talk Series: San Tan
Hiking 101 - San Tan
Movie Night in the Park: “Grand Canyon Adventure” - Usery Park

Long Hike by Lake Pleasant - 11/22/2014
Progressive Fitness Hike #4 - Usery Park - 11/22/2014
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 11/22/2014
Fitness Hike -Estrella Park - 11/22/2014
This Walk is for the Birds! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 11/22/2014
Archery 202 - Usery Park - 11/22/2014
Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike - Spur Cross - 11/22/2014
Competitive Track - Closed - McDowell - 11/22/2014
Introduction to Desert Plants - Usery Park - 11/22/2014
"The Thanksgiving Bird" - Cave Creek Regional Park - 11/22/2014
Library Series - White Tank Wash Ecosystems and Plant Life - White Tank Mtn. - 11/22/2014
Desert Tales Author Storytelling -Estrella Park - 11/22/2014
Animal Art! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 11/22/2014
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn. - 11/22/2014
Kid's Photo Scavenger Hunt - Usery Park - 11/22/2014
"Rattlesnakes of Arizona!" - Cave Creek Regional Park - 11/22/2014
Campfire & Social - McDowell - 11/22/2014
Rocks and Streams Walk - Spur Cross - 11/23/2014
Beginning Desert Hiking - Usery Park - 11/23/2014
Taste the Desert: Mesquite - San Tan - 11/23/2014
**Time Change** Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan - 11/23/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 11/24/2014
Backyard Birding - Usery Park - 11/26/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 11/26/2014
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 11/27/2014
more...


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Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Dept.
The Headquarter Administrative Offices are located at:
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Unit Operations Center

Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
Fax: (602)372-8596
maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov

 
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