This photo shows saguaros growing in the hills just south of the Heiroglyphic Mountains. The Sonoran desert is the home of the saguaro cactus, and stretches from the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California up into southeastern California and western Arizona in the United States. Mountains rise abruptly from flatlands, there are occasional wetlands, and you might find crowds of local and migrating birds. The desert, barren one month, can be full of flowers the next. Fierce rainstorms and floods march across the area, as well as rare striking snowfalls, and you can meet strange, surprising, and well-adapted plants and animals.
Desert Mysteries Blog
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Join us in exploring some of the desert's funny and serious mysteries.
DESERT PLANTS AND ANIMALS