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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 *DIFFICULT* – OUTSIDE OF PARK- Tom's Thumb Trailhead- 128th St
Little Explorers for Toddlers - San Tan
Desert Wash Discovery - White Tank Mtn.
Home School Program: "Strung Out on Polymers" - Usery Park
Sonoran Story-time For Kids - San Tan
Discover the Desert Hike - Lake Pleasant
Welcome to the Sonoran Desert! - Cave Creek Regional Park

Early Bird Desert Birdwalk --Nursery Tank Pond- ADA Accessible- McDowell Park - 4/19/2014
Archery 101 a - Cave Creek Regional Park - 4/19/2014
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 8AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 4/19/2014
"Scrambled EGGstravaganza" Crafts and Games- San Tan - 4/19/2014
"Tails on Trails" - Dog Fitness Hike - Usery Park - 4/19/2014
Archery 202 - Usery Park - 4/19/2014
The Saguaro Cactus Hike - Estrella - 4/19/2014
Archery 101 b - Cave Creek Regional Park - 4/19/2014
Birding By Ear- Desert Learning Series program- McDowell Park - 4/19/2014
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 10AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 4/19/2014
Archery "OPEN RANGE"- Cave Creek Regional Park - 4/19/2014
Monsoon and Stormwater Program - Lake Pleasant - 4/19/2014
Practical Desert Survival - White Tank Mtn. - 4/19/2014
Earth Day Family Movie - "The Lorax" - 4/19/2014
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Early Easter Egg Paddle - 4/19/2014
Sunset Over Spur Cross - 4/19/2014
Venomous Reptiles - LIVE!! - Usery Park - 4/19/2014
Cacti of Spur Cross - 4/20/2014
Sonoran Desert 101 - Usery Park - 4/20/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 4/21/2014
Ancient Petroglyph Walk - McDowell- Youth Camp Area - 4/23/2014
Exploring Spur Cross - 4/23/2014
Desert Edibles Walk - Usery Park - 4/23/2014
Homeschool: Owls: Silent Hunters of the Night - San Tan - 4/23/2014
The Big Green - White Tank Mtn. - 4/23/2014
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Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year 

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except holidays 

Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Dept.
Headquarters Administrative Offices
234 N. Central Ave, Suite 6400
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Ph: 602-506-2930 Fax: 602-506-4692
maricopacountyparks@mail.maricopa.gov
 
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