The refuge’s visitor center is located in Ajo, Arizona. It is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. Here, refuge staff and volunteers are available to provide you with maps, brochures and checklists and let you know what's happening on the refuge. This is also where the business of the refuge is conducted. Enjoying the Refuge:The refuge offers wildlife-related activities, including wildlife watching and photography, limited hunting, and primitive camping. Learn more at the Special Events page and Events Calendar. Come Prepared:Remember that when you visit the refuge you are in a desert environment, as well as along an international border. Come prepared and be sure to take certain precautions. Directions: Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge’s office and visitor center are in Ajo, Arizona.
The refuge office is on the west side of Highway 85 at the north end of town.The lat/long to the refuge’s visitor center is 32.385579, -112.872383.
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Feeding on the saguaro’s nectar and fruit, the endangered lesser long-nosed bat helps pollinate and spread the saguaro seed. The bats are able to reach deep into the cactus’ blossoms using their elongated, narrow snouts. Their hairy heads get covered with the pollen and as the bats fly from cactus to cactus, they transfer pollen to other saguaro blossoms – pollination occurs! For this and other reasons, lesser long-nosed bats play an extremely important role in maintaining healthy deserts.