- Monday, 13, 2020
- Tucson, Arizona
- Sonora Desert Museum
- Big Horn Sheep
On the Way
Here kitty, kitty….
Adaptation keeps plants alive. Creosote trees have minuet wax-like coated leaves. Even with the leaves shed during droughts, photosynthesis can still occur as the green bark is rich in chloroform.
The trunk of a Saguaro tree is pleated. During rain, water is stored in expandable pleats which actually increase the circumference of the trunk.
For the hike, I paired with another female solo walker. Imagine our surprise when we were passed by an older man, all in black, without water.
Saguaros forest. It’s like pencils poked in a giant sand.
Saguaro primer…Saguaro (suh-wah-roe) can grow 40 feet tall and often exceed 150 years. Their side arms can appear at 75 to 100-years. Sometimes no side arms form and those Saguaro are called spears. It’s native to the Sonora Desert and the blossom is Arizona’s state wildflower. A familiar image on Arizona licenses 🌵.