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Gilbert Riparian Institute
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Lifestyles : Adventure Explorer
Desert Scenery
Things To Do : Outdoor Activities 2


Embraced by the Sonoran Desert, Mesa is surrounded by a rich, vibrant and verdant playground for sought-after outdoor recreation. It also happens to boast one of the richest diversity of plants and animals of all the world's deserts - well over 3,000 different plant species. This diversity provides habitat for an even greater richness in animal life including more than 500 species of birds that migrate and nest through the region, as well as more than 550 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. Before you go, request our complimentary Pocket Guide to the Desert featuring wildlife and birding listings.

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