When a saguaro cactus dies, it leaves behind a skeleton that supported it. But also there are boot-like structures, called boots. It’s the combined work of the saguaro and various birds which nest there. Saguaros can grow as high as 50 feet so birds can rest easy knowing they are safe from predators. The bird […]
Bobcats seem to love the saguaro as a place of refuge from predators. It is amazing that they seem to be able to climb the trunk with no apparent problems… Unless, of course, the saguaro can’t support your weight…
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This is an easy one. In the U.S., saguaros are only found in Arizona, and anecdotally in extreme eastern California (although I haven’t been able to find any verification). There are no saguaros in New Mexico (despite Kacey Musgraves’ song Dime Store Cowgirl which claims, “[I’ve] driven through New Mexico where the saguaro cactus grow”). […]
It was self-defense… Evidently common sense is not that common. There was an invertebrate-waster named David Grundman back in the 1980’s who decided it was a good idea to go cactus-plugging. Think about this. Aside from the fact that the Saguaro is a majestic plant—not only surviving, but thriving in the harshest of elements—it is […]
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