Tuesday, November 5, 2019

In the Cactus Forest

During our long weekend in Arizona, we wanted to be sure to get some hiking in, as we knew we would be near a National Park.  Saguaro National Park flanks Tucson on both the east and west sides of the city, and offers many hiking trails that weave through the Sonoran Desert. We greatly enjoyed
venturing out amongst the cacti and learning a bit about desert flora and fauna. During our adventures, we saw a number of lizards, two desert foxes, and so many prickly pear and saguaro cacti!  We also learned a bit about the park's namesake cacti, the Saguaro.  These cacti can grow to be over 150 years old!  We learned that the ones with arms are over 100 years old, as they typically don't start growing their arms until they are at least 70 or 80.  Also, they typically only grow a few inches in the first 6 years of life!



Until Next Time, 

— The Lovely Red Fox

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