Natural Environment

Prescott Valley wildlife that occupies our desert grasslands is among the area's treasures. The valley is surrounded by the Prescott National Forest, which includes the Bradshaw Mountains to the south and Mingus Mountains to the north. The nearby forest is home to several threatened or endangered plant and animal species including the bald eagle, Gila monster, and the Arizona cliffrose. Herds of pronghorn roam the open meadows surrounding Prescott Valley, accompanied by jackrabbits, cottontails, and occasionally white-tailed deer. Other wildlife, reptiles and insects you may encounter include:

A herd of Pronghorn Antelope

Animals

  • Coyote
  • Javelina
  • Kangaroo Rat
  • Porcupine
  • Raccoon
  • Skunk

Reptiles

  • Bull Snake
  • King Snake
  • Western Rattlesnake

Insects

  • Centipede
  • Scorpion
  • Tarantula

Birds

  • Burrowing Owl
  • Common House Finch
  • Gambel's Quail
  • House Sparrow
  • Hummingbird
  • Mourning Dove
  • Roadrunner
  • Western Meadowlark
  • White-Winged Dove
Javelina
Gambel's Quail

Flora

Prescott Valley natural landscape is populated by an array of regional flowers and shrubs, some of which are native to Arizona, including:

  • Bluestem Pricklepoppy
  • Desert Globemallow
  • Fleabane
  • Indian Paintbrush
  • Scarlet Guara
  • Scrub Oak
  • Silver Nightshade
  • Tansyleaf Spine Aster

Source: Prescott National Forest

Scarlet Guara