There is the old saying about the weather in Arizona - something to the effect that if the weather doesn't quite suit your taste, give it five minutes and it will change. February is one of the more fickle months when it comes to the weather in red rock country, and while it may take a bit longer than five minutes for the forecast to shift, the variation in conditions can be dramatic.
Sedona Wildlife and Natural History
Animals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Insects, and Plants of Sedona and the Verde Valley
Learn all about wildlife, including birds, trees, plants, and flowers, common to Sedona and the surrounding area. The natural history of the Sedona and the Verde Valley is unique, with the riparian green-belt of Oak Creek attracting a surprising diversity of animals and birds.
Sedona Arizona Nature & Wildlife: first porcelain ornament in planned series of Sedona birds and animals painted by Gateway To Sedona's founder, Victoria Oldham. Original watercolor painting of a male northern cardinal adapted to fire on white porcelain with ribbon to hang. See our article on the northern cardinal in Sedona, Arizona.
- Diameter: 2.87"
- Thickness: 0.156"
- Weight: 1.4 oz.
- Made of white porcelain
What lives in and around Sedona and Northern Arizona, can leap 15 feet into the air, then dash away at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour? It's the black-tailed jackrabbit, actually a hare, not a rabbit, with major differences such as babies born with a full coat of fur and eyes open, ready to go.
The northern cardinal is a common bird around Sedona, Arizona, but generally rare in the Western states. Sedona is in the far northern part of its range in Arizona. In fact, most cardinals in the USA are only found East of the Rockies.
Arizona is the state with the second most hummingbird species in the U.S. Those who maintain hummingbird feeders in Sedona are amply rewarded with dawn to dusk visits by these tiny, jewel-like birds. They compete fiercely for a spot on the feeder, buzzing back and forth, constantly scolding each other, then giving in for a long sip of sugar water.
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