Friday, October 5, 2012

Enter carefully

Photo by Matt Ball 9/22/2012

This is most likely the nest of a Cactus Wren; and it's definitely in a Teddybear Cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii). These chollas generally grow on the hillsides and reproduce asexually; a piece will fall off (or get caught on a hiking animal) and take root. Teddybear Chollas in the same area are usually clones.

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