A National Park for the Saguaro Cactus

Today we went and saw the Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona. The Saguaro is a national park where the Saguaro cactus are being protected.

We saw a presentation about the desert and the people that lived there 10,000 years ago. They were very creative and knew how to survive when living in difficult conditions. After that we did the Junior Ranger Program, where we got to learn a little more about plants and animals in the Saguaro.

Saguaros (640x480)

After that we went on a ranger tour where he told us about the different cactus. We learned that you have to be really careful when being around cactus, because it is not fun to have a torn stuck to you. We learned that very small cactus can sometimes be over 10 years old and that Saguaro cactus can be over 200 years old.

Junior Rangers (640x480)

After we were done with the hike we took the car to a place where Indians had carved symbols in the stones. It was cool to see something that had been made thousands of years ago.

Petroglyphs (640x480)

Kelly wrote a presentation about Saguaro National Park