I'll be honest, driving through a saguaro forest when we arrived in Tucson was pretty cool. But when we drove through it again to get to the national park, I wondered how much more could we see and appreciate I'm the actual park. And do we hung out at the visitor center, completed our Junior Ranger badges, and then went out for a drive. And I was blown away at how seeing the same thing I had already seen just became more and more beautiful and enchanting. I could not stop stopping for pictures 🤣🤣 And so get ready for a shit ton, because I also had a hard time deleting anything. Also, Ranger Jordan Camp @camps.corner made my day even more by being the first ranger to give me a badge! That's right, I'm a Not So Junior, Junior Ranger! I sure as hell out in all the work, doing those booklets with my kids! And as such, I have some saguaro facts for ya:
Saguaro. Say: Suh-WAH-row.
Saguaros live 150-200 years. They grow really slow at first, usually about 10 years for the first couple inches, 30 for 2 feet, then they have a growth spurt. Frost and storm damage cause growth abnormalities. Hummingbirds and bats make holes in them for nesting.
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