Today was another beautiful day in Tucson...which meant another scooter ride. We chose Saguaro NP East District.
These are Barrel Cactus. They have curved spines, lean south, and can grow 6 feet in height.
This is a cactus wren (above)...they grow 7-9 inches long and are the largest wrens in the U.S.
Other cactus we saw...
|Prickly Pear Cactus...they grow in 50 states...|
|a Chain Fruit Cholla...|
|...the inside of a Saguaro...|
|and an Ocotillo...or vine cactus...they shed small leaves during dry spells, but can grow new leaves in 5 days after getting water...|
|I'm not sure what this bird is...very interesting curved beak though.|