18 July 2011
Cactus crutches ~
This mighty saguaro is being propped up right now by a giant pair of crutches. Notice the rubbery material that is protecting the cactus from being stabbed. I salute the team who is doing this. This specimen is hundreds of years old - it's certainly worth the effort to stabilize it! Did you know that the saguaro is found only in our Sonoran Desert?