Valley of Fire State Park:
Flora and Fauna
The area plant community is dominated by widely spaced
burro bush, and
are also common. The springtime
bloom of such plants and wildflowers as the desert mallow are often spectacular along park roads. Resident
birds include the
house finch, sage sparrow, and
Many migrant birds also pass through the park. Most desert animals are
nocturnal and not frequently seen by the passing
motorist. Many species of
are common in the park, as well as the
black-tailed jackrabbit, and
antelope ground squirrel.
is a rare species and protected by state law. Please leave this likeable and harmless creature
to live its life in peace if you are lucky enough to come across one.