|Photo by Ned Harris 5/12/2013|
Our state flower, the Saguaro blossom (pages 68 and 69 in your Naturalist's Guide to Sabino Canyon), and a pollen-covered Cactus Wren, our state bird (pg 19).
|Photo by Ned Harris 6/10/2009|
Soon we'll be seeing more of this sight; White-winged Doves (and many other birds) eating Saguaro fruits. This dove is the primary day-time pollinator of the saguaro flower. (Yes, I read that in A Naturalist's Guide to Sabino Canyon, pg 21.)
|Photo by Ned Harris 6/23/2010|
This close-up photo of the Saguaro fruit shows the hundreds of seeds in each fruit. Maybe one seed (from the entire crop) will sprout and make it into adulthood. Maybe none.