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Cactus and Their Genes

Cactus and Their Genes

Cactus and their genes — Desert Botanical Garden hosts international symposium to understand and conserve iconic plant family   Earlier this month, the Garden hosted a first-of-its-kind international symposium focused on “CACTACEAE: PHYLOGENETICS, EVOLUTION AND...
Generations at the Garden

Generations at the Garden

After an endless year of screens, Zoom and TikTok, the great outdoors might be the refresh button we’re all been waiting to hit to clear our minds and get us moving. The Phoenix area alone is a mecca for urban hiking and exploration. There is a multitude of trails...
September EcoQuest | What’s That Weed?

September EcoQuest | What’s That Weed?

Join the September EcoQuest: What’s That Weed Find and map as many of these common “weeds” as possible. For this EcoQuest we’re looking at common weeds you may be seeing more of lately, thanks to the abundance of rain we’ve had this monsoon season! What we...
Weathering the Storms

Weathering the Storms

Plant damage from the storms? While we are beyond excited for the rain we have received over the last few weeks and have seen the Garden’s plants turning on their “green glow” from all the new growth, some of the plants didn’t do so well. Here are the top three things...
The Incredible, Edible Saguaro Fruit

The Incredible, Edible Saguaro Fruit

Photo by Michael Searcy Ripening in the hottest, driest time of the year, saguaro fruit provide important moisture and nutrition to animals and insects in the Sonoran Desert before the summer monsoon rains. With each saguaro able to produce an average of 150 fruit,...

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