Plans on pause amid opposition from neighbors near Saguaro National Park East.
Pianist John Milbauer mixes classical and contemporary works and has even performed on a toy piano.
Want to be entertained by a classical pianist who's different?
Vail resident Brandon Kumet, 9, left, wrote down an answer in a workbook as his cousin Isabella Nicholls, 5, of Yuma, asked her father, Douglas Nicholls, a question during National Junior Ranger Day at Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, on Saturday.
Mason Kumet, 5, of Vail, writes an answer in his workbook while in the cactus garden during the National Junior Ranger Day event at Saguaro National Park East.
Park ranger Christopher Morris goes over workbook answers in the visitor center during the National Junior Ranger Day event.
Park guide Jeff Wallner, right, leads visitors Matthew Hudson, 16, Scott Stebbins, 15, and Jenna Stebbins, 5, around the cactus garden during a scavenger hunt for National Junior Ranger Day.
In just three short steps, kids became junior rangers during
National Junior Ranger Day Saturday at Saguaro National Park East,
3693 S. Old Spanish Trail.
Park Ranger Laura Bolyard holds a bottle of vitamin C as she talks about the edible fruit of the barrel cactus, which has the same vitamin, during a presentation called "Gathering the Desert." The program at Saguaro National Park East teaches visitors about desert plants and their uses. Part…
John Durfield, a retiree from Oregon, smells the chemicals in the oil of a creosote bush during the "Gathering the Desert" presentation at Saguaro National Park East. The creosote bush has antibiotic and antifungal properties and is referred to as "the first-aid kit of the desert."
The root of a yucca plant contains saponin, which when mixed with water can be used to make soap and shampoo. The leaves of a yucca plant provide fibers that can be used for weaving baskets and cloth. The next "Gathering the Desert" program will be held Sunday.
Bolyard shows Durfield how the leaves of the sotol or desert spoon plant can be used to weave baskets, mats and sandals. "Gathering the Desert" is a free program held at Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. The program includes an easy 30- to 45-minute walk.
The desert plants gathered by the Hohokam - and later the Tohono
O'odham - for food, medicine, tools and other things are still
Guadalupe Gutierrez prepares fresh flour tortillas during the Fiesta De Saguaro. Saturday's gathering highlighted Mexican traditions, including music, dance and food. An estimated 600 people turned out for the event at Saguaro National Park East.
More than 600 people gathered Saturday to celebrate and explore
Mexican heritage at Saguaro National Park East during the fourth
annual Fiesta de Saguaro.
A day of lectures, exhibits and performances will celebrate the
history and culture of Saguaro National Park East Saturday during
the fourth annual Fiesta de Saguaro.
Saguaro National Park East is holding a pair of special events
in the next month for hikers interested in a different type of
It wasn't the parting of the Red Sea, but it was miracle enough
as winds blew away clouds that threatened to make a recent star
party at Saguaro Park East a lot less stellar.