A magnificent sight exclusive to the Sonoran desert--join Meg Quinn as she explains the ecology and traditional uses of the iconic saguaro cactus.
Desert-dwellers are survivors. Consider the Saguaro. A magnificent sight exclusive to the Sonoran desert, the saguaro is a towering refuge for local desert birds and a source of food and water for many animals. The fruit of the saguaro feeds desert pollinators. Both ancient and modern indigenous tribes use the saguaro’s ribs to make dwellings and furniture. The Saguaro is key to the surviving the Sonoran desert.
Join Meg Quinn as she explains the ecology and traditional uses of the iconic saguaro cactus and its importance as a nesting habitat for local desert birds. If you’ve been a desert dweller all your life and have never stopped to consider the saguaro and all of its complexity, or if you’re new to the desert and are still in awe of this majestic giant, this program will be both entertaining and enlightening.
Event Tags: cacti, environment, free, presentation, Sonoran Desert, Tucson