Hassayampa Nature Preserve, Wickenburg, AZ

The Hassayampa River Preserve is a 770 acre riparian nature reserve owned by the The Nature Conservancy in the US state of Arizona, near Wickenburg in Maricopa County.  Apache Indians referred to it as the “upside down river” because it flows underground.    Everywhere you see the river bed, it’s dry; with a few exceptions (or when there are flash floods.

We spent the afternoon wander the preserve.

View from the highest peaks in the preserve.

         Views from the highest point in the preserve.   

Ladder Backed Woodpecker

Vermillion Flycather

American Coot

   

Hassayampa River “river that flows underground” except these few miles through this park.

Western Bluebird

 

Sunsets are amazing at North Ranch!

 

 

 

 

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