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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,...
Saguaros Struggle Through “Nonsoon”

Saguaros Struggle Through “Nonsoon”

In recent weeks, a large number of saguaros are falling in residential areas throughout metro Phoenix. Why is this happening? The giant cactus or saguaro is one of the most iconic species of the Sonoran Desert. These organisms have ada pted to the environmental...

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