Saguaro National Park

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saguaro-np-patchSaguaro National Park is a forest of cacti. Saguaros can grow as tall as 50 feet and weigh as much as 16,000 pounds but that can take 150 years! Their huge size is supported by a woody, rib-like structure. If you are fortunate to visit from late April through June, you will see the saguaros flowering with their big creamy white blossoms. The saguaro is most commonly home to the gila woodpecker and gilded flicker who drill holes and build their nests inside but you might also see elf owls living inside or as we did a giant great horned owl who made its nest outside in the many arms of the saguaro.

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