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The Unique Insects, Lizards, and Animals of Arizona

The Unique Insects, Lizards, and Animals of Arizona

This is a place to document our nature finds as we explore Arizona. Minus scorpions, because they are just too common of a find. But we’ll include a photo just because it’s definitely Arizonan.

Tarantula, October 2016, Buffalo Park (Flagstaff)

Giant Desert Centipede, April 2018, Jewel of the Creek Preserve (Scottsdale)

Rattlesnake encounter, April 2020, McDowell Sonoran Preserve (Scottsdale)

Southwestern Fence Lizard, May 2020, Picture Canyon Trail (Flagstaff)

Greater Short-Horned Lizard and Southwestern Fence Lizard, May 2020, Picture Canyon Trailhead

Tarantula Hawk Wasp, May 2020, Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area (Phoenix)

 

We have some great blog posts outlining our favorite nature areas in Phoenix! Click here to browse.

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  • Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

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