Sonoita Creek running in the Natural Area after September 2016 rain
Barrel Cactus blooming in September in Sonoita Creek State Natural Area
Sonoita Creek has cut deep ravines in the Natural Area
The confluence of Sonoita Creek, left, and Harshaw Creek east of Patagonia
Cliff Hirsch, resident of Harshaw Creek, views the Wildcat Silver drilling.
September swim in Patagonia Lake
Looking east to the Patagonia Mountains on an August morning
Sonoita Creek at Patagonia Aug. 9, 2011Sonoita Creek flows under Highway 82 bridge at Patagonia bridge, Aug. 2011.
Water drains east across highway 83 into the La Cienega watershed from the Santa Cruz Co. Fairgrounds.
Archeological sites are spread throughout the Sonoita Creek watershed.