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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

 

 


Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park
Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross
Wildflower Wednesday! - White Tank Mtn
Wild for Wildflowers! - Usery Park
Sunset/Full Moon Hike - McDowell
Night Shredders - San Tan

Spring Fitness Hike - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/5/2015
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park - 3/5/2015
Homeschool: Campstove Master Chef - San Tan - 3/5/2015
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 3/5/2015
Plants of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn - 3/5/2015
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 3/5/2015
HIKE CANCELLED Beardsley Trail Loop Hike - Lake Pleasant - 3/5/2015
Ride with the Ranger to the Clay Mine! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/5/2015
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Sunset and Full Moon Paddle Tour - Lake Pleasant - 3/5/2015
Adult Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 3/5/2015
Trail Blazers: Fitness Hike - San Tan - 3/6/2015
Ranger-led Hike on the North Trail - McDowell - 3/6/2015
Backyard Birding - Usery Park - 3/6/2015
"Just for Kids" - Toddler Cruise - Usery Park - 3/6/2015
Bird Bingo Safari! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/6/2015
Night Hike -Estrella Park - 3/6/2015
Family Moonlight Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 3/6/2015
Full Moon Hike and Campfire - San Tan - 3/6/2015
Hiker’s Choice Full Moon Hike and Campfire - Usery Park - 3/6/2015
Moonlight Hike - Spur Cross - 3/6/2015
Hikers in the Trailhead Staging Area - McDowell - 3/7/2015
Horses, Gold, & Critters! - Cave Creek Regional Park - 3/7/2015
6th Annual Archaeology Expo - Spur Cross - Hike #1 - 3/7/2015
Archaeology Expo at Spur Cross - 3/7/2015
Archery 101 - San Tan - 3/7/2015
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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