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Gila woodpeckers and miniature elf owls make their homes inside ...
Gila woodpeckers and miniature elf owls make their homes inside the saguaro's trunk. Long-nosed bats and fluttering white doves drink the nectar from its showy white flowers. People also play a role in the saguaro's story: each year the Tohono O'odham Indians gather its sweet fruit in a centuries-old harvest ritual.
In this first volume of Sierra Club Books' Tree Tales series, a simple, easy-to-read text and appealing drawings document the life cycle of this amazing cactus tree and the creatures it helps to support. Readers will come away with a better understanding of and a lasting respect for this accomodating giant of the desert.
Documents the life cycle and ecosystem of the giant saguaro cactus and the desert animals it helps to support.
A strange and wonderful tree grows in the desert. It is called a saguaro (sa-WAHR-o) cactus. and its Latin name is Cereus giganteus.
There are many unusual shapes in the saguaro world. Walking out among them, you might feel as though you're surrounded by people--the Saguaro People.