Wildlife at Tumacácori

Mammals such as coyote, javelina, and raccoon, twenty-four documented species of reptiles and amphibians all make Tumacácori their home. Notable insects such as the giant mesquite bug, tarantula, tarantula hawk, velvet ant, and several species of pollinating butterflies also enrich the habitats in the park.

Although the mission grounds and picnic area are wonderful places to observe wildlife, a few hotspots offer a particularly rich diversity of animal life:

- the riparian corridor along the Santa Cruz River
- the courtyard garden at the Visitor Center
- mesquite bosque (forest) environments
- the heritage orchard

As always, help keep wildlife wild by not handling, chasing, feeding, or harassing any of the creatures who make this place their home.


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Last updated: May 30, 2020

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P.O. Box 8067
Tumacacori, AZ 85640


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