Wildlife and Wildflowers

What you might see


The most likely way for you to see the wildlife on the Preserve is to walk quietly, observe and pay attention. Most of our desert animals are secretive and quiet (except for our birds in breeding season.) Look for our iconic Phainopepla atop the desert mesquite, or a bobcat resting in the shade of the oasis. Keep your eyes and ears open and remember to take only pictures as souvenirs.