25 August 2011

Saguaro skeleton ~

This is a great view of the mighty ribs that support a saguaro cactus. When the dried out cactus is left standing like this it can still serve as a wildlife habitat for birds. The ribs can also be harvested for furniture and decorative household items. The Sonoran Desert is the only place on earth that these magnificent plants grow as a native species. http://www.desertmuseum.org/

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