Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve
Jake Smith, a resident of Rancho Vistoso, prepared a wonderful, comprehensive field guide to the Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve. It contains hundreds of photographs and descriptions of what you can observe in the Preserve. You can click on the cover of the Preserve in the image below to view the full Guide or click on an individual chapter in the list below the cover. See how many plants, birds and animals you can find while walking the trail.
Read the story in the Arizona Daily Star, "Oro Valley resident already writing the book on new nature preserve" here
Field Guide Checklist
If you would like to track your observations in the preserve, listed below is a set of checklists that you can print at home and take to the trail. The checklists are designed to accompany the field guide. They list some of the most common plants, mammals, birds, and more. See how many you can find and have fun!
If you would like to track your observations digitally, while on the trail, please consider using iNaturalist, a totally free and easy-to-learn app that you can install on any mobile device.
Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve Field Guide
by Jake Smith
Field Guide Table of Contents
Field Guide Checklists
13. Other Plants
14. Invasive Plants