By mid-March, I was looking for specific destinations as part of my search for spring wildflowers. I noticed a local newspaper article beckoning visitors to the Wind Wolves Preserve. This preserve is one of twelve maintained by the Wildlands Conservancy.
Wind Wolves Preserve was established in 1996 and is comprised of 93,000 acres, offering a visitors center, hiking trails, and a campground. What is most surprising to me is that it is situated nearby off the Maricopa Highway—and I had not noticed it before.
I took the 45 minute drive and had a delightful excursion, seeing definite signs of spring everywhere I looked. Perhaps not a Super Bloom, but a wondrous day nonetheless. I took a friend out on another day—and although the hills were a bit more muted in color, a few new flowers were in bloom alongside the road. And we just stayed on the scenic drive. Just imagine what wonders would be discovered on the hiking trails!
This Meadowlark gave a nice little serenade.
The hills offered delightful vistas and some vibrant colors.
The fields were full of blooms and even some wildlife.
The Wind Wolves Preserve is a great place for a family to come to experience nature in a calm, beautiful setting. If you have not yet discovered this place, add it to your must-visit list. A good place to start would be the Wind Wolves Preserve Facebook page.
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