Wildlife / Ecosystem


Here's a listing of all the Prescott, AZ History articles that are about the area's ecosystem, both past and present.

CLICK ON THE TITLE of the story you wish to read

The astonishing story of a frog that survived millions of years embedded in sandstone.

How prairie dogs were made extinct throughout Yavapai County in the first third of the 20th century and the consequences.

An informative listing of 9 cryptozoological animals that have been seen in Arizona. Includes a Bigfoot update near Prescott.

2 Large Meteor Strikes Within 8 Months & 150 Miles!
True description of 2 meteor strikes that happened only 8 months apart in 1911-12 between Ash Fork and Holbrook, AZ on the same Santa Fe Railroad line.

The wet winter of 1915 brought a new resident to the Prescott National Forest: the white-tail deer.

1917-1940: Twig Blight Threatens the Prescott National Forest
Story of a mysterious fungus that caused Twig Blight in the Prescott National Forest from 1917-1940. Offers a suggestion as to how the disease may have first entered Yavapai county.

The birth of Watson Lake in Prescott, Arizona brought a region-wide celebration. It was originally intended to irrigate grain crops!

The story of one of the wettest winters in Yavapai County history and its consequences.

The story of the only known onyx quarry ever discovered on earth and its history in Mayer, Yavapai county, Arizona.

The story of the work done in the Prescott (AZ) National Forest by the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1941. Much of the work they accomplished is still in use today.

The history of incredibly large Cinnamon bears in central Arizona; some were 2.5 times larger than the biggest ones of today.

The Intriguing Story of Cathedral Cave

Once a tourist attraction 12 miles south of Ash Fork, Arizona, Cathedral Cave is now revealing its secrets to scientists.

Yavapai County's Wild Fruits & Their Medicinal Uses

A list of the wild, edible fruits of Yavapai County; their traditional medicinal uses; and accompanying pictures.

Tornados in Yavapai County?

The accounts of seven tornados in western Yavapai County from 1871-1969.

Williamson Valley’s Astonishing Duck Migrations

Before the area became arid, Williamson Valley, Arizona would be visited by several thousand ducks and geese each Spring.

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