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Tucson group hosts presentation on Texas cacti

Talk focuses on nearly 100 species found in the Lone Star State.  

June 29, 2014 11:00 pmLoading…
23 weirdplants

23 weirdplants

A Euphorbia suzannae.

June 02, 2014 9:54 pm

Fitz: Above all, stand tall: a commencement address from a saguaro

Good evening, class of 2014. Not many saguaros are invited to give commencement addresses, but I’m just a 1-ton cactus with five arms who can’t say “No.”

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23 weirdplants

23 weirdplants

May 07, 2014 6:59 pm
Friends group at Catalina State Park starts saguaro-adoption program

Friends group at Catalina State Park starts saguaro-adoption program

Some people pay money to “adopt” stars far out in the galaxy. Others pony up dollars to adopt wolves in support of conservation. Now — here in cactus-studded Southern Arizona — you’re invited to adopt a saguaro.

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Two cacti, one native to Pima County, confirmed endangered

Two cacti, one native to Pima County, confirmed endangered

PHOENIX — Citing everything from grazing to insects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday granted endangered species protection to two cacti found in Arizona.

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Tucsonan continues quest to find unusual cacti

Tucsonan continues quest to find unusual cacti

Some people seek wealth. Others search for the meaning of life. Bob Cardell? He’s on a quest for yet another quirky cactus.

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Monsoon rains beget desert's summer beauty

Monsoon rains beget desert's summer beauty

These cactus blooms at Saguaro Park East are just a sample of the desert's visual feast.

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Monsoon rains beget desert's summer beauty

Monsoon rains beget desert's summer beauty

The wildflowers of spring have long since withered away - but this month's monsoon rains have helped nurture a colorful crop of summer desert blooms.

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U.S. News and World Report names Tucson 9th best weekend getaway

U.S. News and World Report names Tucson 9th best weekend getaway

The sun sets in Saguaro National Park West July 10, 2001.

July 26, 2013 10:33 am
Page Wendell Repp, Sr.

Page Wendell Repp, Sr.

Repp Page

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Men seen in Saguaro park surveillance photos come forward

Men seen in Saguaro park surveillance photos come forward

Two men sought by national park officials who may have knowledge of recent vandalism along a popular Tucson hiking trail came forward Tuesday.

May 28, 2013 2:41 pm Photos

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A spring revival

A spring revival

Yellow-orange caltrops are also called summer poppies. These were in the Tucson Mountains.

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A spring revival

A spring revival

Barrel cactus blooms can be either red-orange or green-yellow.

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A spring revival

A spring revival

Pincushion cacti flowers are brilliant pink.

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A spring revival

A spring revival

A trip into the Tucson Mountains west of the city brings into view hillsides that are uncharacteristically green for this time of year, thanks to bountiful monsoon rainstorms.

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A spring revival

A spring revival

The Sonoran Desert is showing off with a sort of "second spring" this month, thanks to repeated dousings from monsoon rains. Clumps of wildflowers dot the landscape, cacti are blooming brightly, and hillsides are cloaked in lush green growth smack in the heart of the hot desert summer.

August 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Xeriscape paradise

Xeriscape paradise

A Trichocereus - the "Flying Saucer" - blooms in Mark Tylutki's yard. He converted his water-gulping landscape to a desert garden.

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Xeriscape paradise

Xeriscape paradise

The front yard of Mark Tylutki's and Karen Campbell's Sam Hughes home has been converted from lawns to a colorful desert garden.

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Xeriscape paradise

Xeriscape paradise

A hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus viereckii) blooms at Mark Tylutki's home.

May 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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