This post was written by two of my daughters and the artwork is from my youngest son. I took the photos.
Today we went to the Saguaro National Park. I know that most of the time when people picture the desert they think of dry sand and dead grass. But in the Saguaro Park I was very surprised with how many bright yellow flowers there were. They really brightened the place up.
What I learned and thought was really cool is that the Saguaro cactus can live up to 200 years!
Dad got me two books, one about coyotes and the other about desert life. I also learned that people call the Saguaro cactus a bird hotel because birds make nests in the cacti by making holes in them.
Written by Willow age 9.
Cacti and flowers cover the ground in the Saguaro National Park in Tucson, AZ.
These spiky cacti look like something you would see in cartoons or old Westerns. They’re not the friendliest of plants. We each got stuck by them while hiking.
Walking down the trails we saw beautiful flowers of orange, yellow, and purple.
Some of the cacti look like they were getting ready for a boxing match with the position of their arms. Some of them looked like they lost and had their heads knocked off.
It was really awesome!
Ivy age 12.
Oliver’s painting of the desert. Age 7.