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Week of December 30, 2014 - Sonoran Cacti

Monday, December 29, 2014 4:07 PM | Anonymous

Sonoran Cacti Photo Gallery
I know you will enjoy our walk among the many kinds of prickly, sticker-y, thorny cacti – from the comfort of your own room. But imagine you are with us in the desert. Above us, the Harris hawks soar. Underfoot, lizards whisk away. Out of sight, the coyote tracks us.

 



Coyote footprints




Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea)




Mammillaria cactus (Mammillaria microcarpus)



Fishhook barrel cactus with fruit (Ferocactus wislizeni)



Golden barrel cactus  (Echinocactus grusonii)



Chollas (Cylindropuntia):



Purple cholla




Jumping cholla



Pencil cholla (with red fruit)



Chain fruit cholla

 

~ Desert Walk, contd. ~  

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