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Animal and Plant Guides

Welcome to the Sonoran Desert — background information

We often hear of the desert as being a "harsh environment" where plant and animal life must "struggle to survive." To humans, the desert heat and drought do appear to be harsh, and desert life does seem to be a struggle. However, desert species are adapted to desert conditions. Thousands of organisms thrive here. If the desert environment were hostile to life, life here would not exist. (PDF File)

Desert Questions and Answers

The most important questions — excerpts from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Book of Answers. Read more...

Sonoran Desert Digital Library for Kids

For students and teachers — learn about plants, animals, habitats and minerals. Experience the critters of the Sonoran Desert! Read more...

Sonoran Desert Fact Pages

An extensive collection of fact sheets covering animals and plants commonly encountered in the Sonoran Desert. Read more...

Bat Fact Pages

An extensive collection of fact sheets covering bats commonly encountered in the Sonoran Desert. Read more...

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