Now Love and his fellow rangers are turning to a high-tech tracking device to keep tabs on the park's cactuses
and deter potential poachers.
On a visit in the morning or late afternoon, gaze across the cholla field toward the sun, which backlights the cactuses
and casts them in a soft, fuzzy glow.
are a type of succulent native to the Americas.
The moist soil will invite roots to venture into the new habitat, except for cactuses
and most succulents, which are better planted dry so the roots will spread out in search of moisture.
Succulent yellow fruit was emerging atop barrel cactuses
- surrounded, of course, by wickedly protective quills.
He already had a few cactuses
in pots, some of which were destroyed by the earthquake, so he added more.
Bernstein has cactuses
or succulents that would be suitable for virtually any landscaping project.
- which have spines or thorns growing out of regularly spaced areoles - can be barrel-shaped, tall and branching, or irregularly shaped and close to the ground.