The Sonoran Desert is one of the world’s unique deserts, and the saguaro cactus is its mascot. Until we spent a couple of weeks in Tucson last month, I had never seen this fascinating plant up close or been able to touch it, and I certainly had no idea how much it means to the desert ecosystem it calls home.
So call this my ode to the saguaro (pronounced “sah-wah-roh”). I’m only starting to learn about it, so I’d love you to share any thoughts or knowledge in a comment. I’d also love to know where I can see your favorite specimens!
Here are six reasons to be amazed by the Sonoran Desert’s saguaro cactus: [Read more…]