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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

 

 


Fridays Fitness Hike- Tom's Thumb Trailhead - McDowell
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross
Desert Awareness - Desert Knowledge - Lake Pleasant
Snake Feeding - White Tank Mtn.
All About Scorpions - San Tan
Movie Night in the Park: "The Living Desert" - Usery Park
Know and Go Scorpion Hunt - Lake Pleasant
Scorpion Scavenger Hunt - San Tan

Rock Art of Spur Cross - 8/30/2014
Wet n' Wild Hike and Splash - Lake Pleasant - 8/30/2014
Desert Show & Tell - McDowell - 8/30/2014
Histroy of Water at Lake Pleasant - Lake Pleasant - 8/30/2014
Desert Nights - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 8/30/2014
Sonoran Desert Simplified - San Tan - 8/31/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 9/3/2014
There's a New Trail in Town - Come Hike it with the Park Ranger! - Lake Pleasant - 9/4/2014
Homeschool: Macro-Invertebrates - San Tan - 9/4/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead - 9/5/2014
"A Look at Desert Tortoises - a Night Mover" Lake Pleasant - 9/5/2014
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/5/2014
FREE Introduction to Kayaking Classroom Presentation at Cabela's - 9/5/2014
Desert Nights - Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/5/2014
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 9/5/2014
Movie Night in the Park: "Toughest Desert Animals" - Usery Park - 9/5/2014
San Tan Shredders Mountain Bike Group - San Tan - 9/6/2014
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 9/6/2014
"Get Wet Beginner Kayaking" Program On-water Skills Course - 9/6/2014
Hohokam Houses - the Ruins of Spur Cross - 9/6/2014
Sonoran Story and Craft Time: Just for Kids - San Tan - 9/6/2014
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/6/2014
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 9/6/2014
Reptile Feeding - San Tan - 9/6/2014
Nathan Martens Arizona Memorial Candle Light Memorial Service - San Tan - 9/6/2014
more...


General Park Hours
Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year 

Headquarters Admin Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
except holidays 

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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