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Flora Mae Park, Riparian Area
Yarnell, Arizona.

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Flora Mae Park Riparian Area, Yarnell, Arizona. Ideal for birding and butterfly watching. Yarnell is located on the Highway 89, Scenic Route to Prescott, Arizona. Yarnell is also listed as one of the communities to visit along the American Heritage Trail Route.
Flora Mae Park Riparian Area, Yarnell, Arizona.
Photo Taken: September 28, 2008.
Ideal For Birding And Butterfly Watching.

Miller Creek: Located just north of The Shrine Of Saint Joseph, within 1 mile of downtown Yarnell, Arizona, creates a little known lush riparian (streamside) habitat in the midst of the town of Yarnell. Making it one of few such habitats in Arizona. Many species of insects, amphibians, birds, mammals, and plants thrive in this semi - moist environment. One of the best spots can be found about 300 yards west of Highway 89 at a small but lovely park, called Flora Mae Park. Here you can see a very small, secluded area where the water runs year round and you can still be near restrooms and picnic tables. The park also has a small playground where children can play.

While we can not guarantee what you will see in the area, wildlife abounds in the natural surroundings of the community of Yarnell and especially along Miller Creek.

Deer are often seen grazing throughout the area in yards, pastures, or simply, just wandering in the native scrub oak, manzanita, and wildflowers along the city streets. Often, they will stand still and allow you to take their pictures.

Often we see javelina, bobcat, mountain lion, ring-tailed cats, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, gray fox, skunks, porcupines, and coyotes; either along the city streets or in the neighboring brush.

Fifty-nine different species of birds are known to either migrate through the area, or reside here year - round.

In the May 6, 2006 issue of the Sonoran Audubon Society newsletter, it is written:
"Yarnell is a charming town in the Weaver Mountains that welcomes birders . It is northeast of Wickenburg on State Route 89. This is high desert valley at 4,780 feet. The park has restrooms and picnic tables with well cared for trails.
There is a nice restaurant in town where some of us will have lunch. The rest can have a picnic lunch in the park.
Birds that have been seen are nesting juniper titmouse, acorn woodpecker, all three towhees, warblers, vireos, and orioles. Difficulty: 1"

In addition to those sightings; Meadowlarks, Phainopeplas, Redwing Blackbirds, Orioles, Oregon juncos, Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Rufous Sided Towhees are often observed.

On just about any day of the warmer parts of the year, Turkey Vultures, Crows, Red Tail Hawks, and many other raptors soar high above, catching the wind currents as they glide through the blue skies, endlessly searching the earth below. Hummingbirds also are seen fliting among the many different wildflowers.

Numerous butterflies can also be observed in the area as they flit among the wildflowers. In fact, one person has observed over fifty species in the area during a one year period of time.

This is a wonderful place to visit so that you can get away from the conjestion and poor air quality of the metropolitan areas and simply enjoy nature.

Yarnell is located on the Highway 89, Scenic Route to Prescott, Arizona. Yarnell is also listed as one of the communities to visit along the American Heritage Trail route. There is a link to the Yarnell Chamber Of Commerce at the bottom of this page.

Flora Mae Park Riparian Area, Yarnell, Arizona. Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Flora Mae Park Riparian Area, Yarnell, Arizona. Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Flora Mae Park Riparian Area
Yarnell, Arizona.
Flora Mae Park Riparian Area
Yarnell, Arizona.
Flora Mae Park Riparian Area, Yarnell, Arizona. Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Flora Mae Park Riparian Area, Yarnell, Arizona. Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Flora Mae Park Riparian Area
Yarnell, Arizona.
Flora Mae Park Riparian Area
Yarnell, Arizona.
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Flora Mae Park Playground
Yarnell, Arizona.
Flora Mae Park Restrooms
Yarnell, Arizona.
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Yarnell, Arizona.
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Turkey Vulture  ( Cathartes aura ) Near Flora Mae Park Yarnell, Arizona. Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Queen Butterfly, (Danaus gilippus). Near Flora Mae Park Yarnell, Arizona. Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Turkey Vulture ( Cathartes aura )
Flora Mae Park Yarnell, Arizona.
Queen Butterfly, (Danaus gilippus).
Flora Mae Park Yarnell, Arizona.
Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio multicaudata. Near Flora Mae Park Yarnell, Arizona. Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Mule Deer ( Odocoileus hemionus  ). Near Flora Mae Park Yarnell, Arizona. Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly.
(Papilio multicaudata).
Flora Mae Park Yarnell, Arizona.
Mule Deer ( Odocoileus hemionus )
Flora Mae Park Yarnell, Arizona.

Links To Local Features & Attractions

Yarnell Businesses & Services Rich Hill & Weaver Placer Gold
Yarnell Shrine Of Saint Joseph Yarnell, Arizona, Main Page
Wild Birds Of Yarnell, Arizona Butterflies & Moths Of Yarnell, Arizona
Monsoon Storms Of Yarnell, Arizona Bugs Of Yarnell
Nancy Seriani, Yarnell Author Animals Of Yarnell


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