Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Patagonia Lake State Park Adventure


Howdy Folks.  We  arrived at our site , a few days ago,   at the Fair Grounds, in Sonoita, AZ for some 10 days.  $10.00 a night.  You get water, trash and all the green grass you want.   Plus there is no neighbors.
Little League practices ball here in the out fields, not far way.  It sure reminds me of my boys and the snack bar at Tri-City, where  I ran the snack bar for 7 years, with the help of my daughter Terry.  I sure miss it.

Want a adventure Patagonia State Park turned out to be.  It is even better then the one at the Tuscon Desert Museum.
We stopped by and saw Richard, he is a fellow boondocker, at his  Patagonia site.

The histories of Patagonia, Sonoita, and Elgin is  as rich as the ore that came from their mines. Native Americans, Spaniards, Mexicans, ranchers, miners, and Jesuit priests have all lived on the land over the past five hundred years.
The park was established in 1975.
There is a man-made lake  of some 265 acres , with crappie, bass, bluegill and catfish.  There is a dump station and much more offered.

There is so much to see.   Here are just a few photos that DesertDale has taken on our adventure.
 This is a Bobcat.  They are orange and brown in summer.  Pale grayish in winter.
 The Butterflies eggs are laid singly, or in arows, stacks or larava to pupa to adult.
 This is a female Goldfinch.  They are found in woodlands and parks.
 This is a Male American Goldfinch.  They are found north central Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.
 This is a Gamble's Quail.  They live in desert washes, canyons, towns and farms.

This Anna's Hummingbird is feeding her young.  They live in open woodlands, towns an gardens.

Next adventure is San Pedro House , not fare from  our site at Sonoita.  

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