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Esperanza’s World – Arizona Flora, Fauna and Cattle Ranching Center – Flora & Fauna Glossary

Esperanza’s World – Arizona Flora, Fauna and Cattle Ranching Center – Flora & Fauna Glossary




Activities / Teacher Resources

Research the flora and fauna of Arizona and make a pictorial glossary of Arizona’s plants and animals.  A glossary includes a brief description of each plant or animal and/or some interesting information about them.  Make sure you include only plant and animal species native to Arizona.  For example, the White-winged Dove is commonly found in the Sonora Desert and the Southwest, so it would be a good choice for dove.   You would research “birds of Arizona” to find information.  See the Reeds (Common) example.

 

     

Cholla Cactus

Cottonwood Tree

Cresote Bush

     

Mesquite Tree

Palo Verde Tree

Prickly Pear

A cane-like grass, common reeds grow along creeks and riverbanks.  Native people used them for musical instruments, weapons, food, games and medicines.

 

 

Reed (Common)

Saguaro Cactus

Scrubby Oak

 

     

Bobcat

Buzzard

Coyote

 

 

 

Cicada

Deer

Dove

 

 

 

Duck

Horned Toad

Javelina

 

 

 

Rattlesnake

Raven

Screw-Worms