On Saturday we spent the day at the Saguaro National Park. I was all set to feel smug by flashing my Golden Age Passport and getting in free. No need. It was a FREE day for everybody. This park is actually in two locations - one on the east side of Tucson and one on the west.
The two parks preserve 91,000 acres in the Saguaro Desert, including the park's namesake, the saguaro cactus.
Until recently the Saguaro population has been decreasing. However, in the last two years there has been an increase in the survival rate of the plants.
At the park, we took one small walk on a paved path. I found this cactus in bloom along the trail.
|In the west park|
|Looking out from the west park to what appears to be several reservoirs.|
To my blogging friends - once again I am having a problem keeping an internet connection. Signal goes in and out. In fact, I have worked two days on this post, keep shutting down. Therefore, having difficult time keeping up with you! I am trying to be patient, not working.