Surprisingly fragile, saguaros
can die in temps below 20[degrees].
This younger generation of saguaros
is now the perfect size for cactus thieves.
are unique to the Sonoran Desert, 120,000 square miles covering portions of Arizona, California and the northern Mexican states of Baja California and Sonora.
Gina begins by showing us how to make our kukuipad--harvesting sticks--from saguaro
There is, of course, a wealth of creosote bush, saguaros
, and organ pipe cactus, prickly pears, mesquite, teddy bear cholla (Opuntia bigelovi), so-called because of the dense white spines that cover the body.
Pulling my binoculars to my eyes, I looked directly into the blurry saguaro
and leaned ever so slowly to my right.
Looking at saguaros
while listening to Burgess, one begins to appreciate why so many people are fascinated by these tall cacti.
Because of its proximity to downtown Tucson, Saguaro
National Park should be a first stop for visitors to the southeastern Arizona parks.
The 2002 National Register of Big Trees lists no fewer than six national co-champion saguaro
cacti, but three guys in Arizona say they've found one that'll best 'em all.
For the bedroom, the rising sun strikes a rock face at the top of the mountains to the south-west, dramatically backlighting the saguaros
and ocotillo in the foreground.
First, two maps were produced recording the location of all saguaros
and their clear preference for steep and south-facing aspects (Spalding 1909: Plates 15 and 16).
Prickly pears, saguaros
, and most other cactuses have shallow roots that grow right under the sandy surface.
It isn't always easy for elf owls to find homes in the prickly saguaros
An unexplained, accelerating die-off of the Arizona saguaros
, preceded by a browning and thickening of the outer flesh (cuticle) and the loss of spines, may result from an increased exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays as the stratospheric ozone layer thins, says ecologist Kate Lajtha at Boston University.
are native to Arizona's Sonoran Desert, which is usually hot and dry.