An 85-year study of saguaro
(Carnegiea gigantea) demography.
The state flower of Arizona, saguaro
flowers bloom from end of April to June; blossoms last less than 24 hours.
Sean Meiner, CCM-Honors, Saguaro
Correctional Center, Corrections Corporation of America, Eloy, Ariz.
National Park lies on the northern edge of this desert.
The primary objective is deterrence, but the chips would also aid in tracking down and identifying stolen saguaros
, said Bob Love, chief ranger at southern Arizona's Saguaro
Gina begins by showing us how to make our kukuipad--harvesting sticks--from saguaro
Pulling my binoculars to my eyes, I looked directly into the blurry saguaro
and leaned ever so slowly to my right.
The losses have been particularly noticeable at Saguaro
National Park east of Tucson.
Martha's delight in nature was legendary--from the annually celebrated laurels of her beloved Accokeek, MD, to the saguaro
cactus and blooming desert of her next home in Scottsdale, AZ, to the seals, sea lions and shorebirds she introduced to visitors after she and her husband, Don, "went home" to Pacific Grove, CA.
Yet the harsh terrain of the surrounding Sonoran Desert sustains a remarkable variety of flora and fauna admirably adapted to conditions, such as clusters of towering saguaro
cacti that combine defensive hostility with procreative beauty.
The 19-year-old, whose mount, the Richard Lee-trained Saguaro
, broke a leg and had to be destroyed, was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.
Roosting in caves and mines during the day, this valuable pollinator sips nectar at night mainly from agave and saguaro
cactus flowers while hovering like a hummingbird.