Nature Conservancy

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27 East Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford, AZ, USA
(520) 378-2785

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Timing, and hiking required. Apr 27, 2013
Ramsey Canyon Nature Preserve is situated about 10 miles south of Sierra Vista within the Apache Highlands eco region, which encompasses central and southeastern Arizona, southwest New Mexico, and the northern Sierra Occidental of Mexico. This makes it an ideal place to see nearly every variety of hummingbirds there is and many other birds also. This diversity is the result of the interplay of geology, biogeography, topography, and climate.

If you can hike this may be a very nice location for you to visit to experience the diversity of the birds and wildlife. They do have a nice building with a couple of hummingbird feeders just outside. In the back there is a bench where you can sit to watch the two feeders out there. Unfortunately, they are mounted at a height that makes watching the birds from the bench nearly impossible. Out front the one feeder is at a corner of the building and is easily seen from the gift shop inside, but not from the only place out in front to sit.

We did see several birds including a wild Mexican turkey that was flaunting himself to a female. But we only got one picture of a hummingbird in nearly an hour we spent there. Rather disappointing.
The Nature Convervancy building.
Our only hummingbird photo
Got this curious lizard! :D
A wild Mexican Turkey.
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Ramsey Canyon Preserve: The Nature Conservancy May 26, 2013
Located within the San Pedro river Valley in the Huachuca Mountains is the Nature Conservancy that is Ramsey Canyon. I wrote a review on hiking within the canyon previously. Today my husband, son and I, returned to Ramsey canyon for yet another hike. We were a little wishy washy on which trails we wanted to hike, eventually to did one, but not long enough to call it a work out.

The Canyon is known for its breath taking views, and diversity of plant and animal life. In fact we saw quite a few deer, and quite a few birds. It is the place of convergence for the Sierra Madre, rocky mountains and the Chihuahuan desert. From up high, the lower desert looks like the African rift valley, except brown and a little dusty.

It is a great area for enjoying the outdoors, nature and the beautiful views offered from higher altitudes. There are various hiking trails and even ruins in the Canyon. The Ramsey creek flows beautifully during the monsoons, reviving plant life.

PS: Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today!
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