20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd
Waddell, AZ 85355
This habitat is dominated by Upper Sonoran vegetation. Species include Palo Verde, Ironwood, Creosote Bush, Jojoba and numerous cactus species, most notably the Teddy Bear Cholla, barrel cactus species, and the dominate Saguaro. Lack of water sources limit bird species. Woodpecker types dominate. Expect to see 15-25 species. Specialties include Rock Wrens, Cactus Wrens, Phainopepla, and Gila Woodpeckers.
Meet at Area 9 parking area, Ford Canyon Trail
This hike takes an hour to 1.5 to 2 hours and covers .5 to 1 mile. Some short areas of uphill (less than 35 yards) may be on a trail.
Difficulty Level (1).
Program at 10:15 am in the Nature Center “Owls”
No registration is required, but be sure to check the park website for times and any last minute changes that might have occurred.