Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Saguaro National Park

Hello,

These are images from our April 24, visit to Saguaro East National Park, the paved scenic drive which is in the east side of the park. We stopped at the visitor center first and then we spent some time on the Cactus Forest Loop drive through the park. The park is known for the tall Saguaro Cactus and various types of cactus and desert plants and flowers. We picked a great time to see the cactus blooms and all the spring flowers.




The Brittlebush was al over the park, it looked as if the ground was yellow from the blooms.




The Saguaro Cactus can grown as tall as 40-60 feet. The have the ability to hold and store water, they are a refuge for wildlife. Some plants may grow as many as 25 arms. 




Below, the tall Ocotillo plant with their pretty red-orange blooms, I think the yellow flowers are called Brittlebush. The Brittlebush is a common flower found in the desert, long lasting blooms and are a favorite food source and seed for the birds. 





The tall Ocotillo plants with the red-orange flowers was one of my favorites. They can grow as tall as 20 feet, their name in Spanish means little torch. The flowers attract hummingbirds. They conserve water and are drought hearty.





More of the Brittlebush seen along the park road. 





Below the Prickly Pear Cactus with yellow blooms.





I believe this plant below is called the Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus




A common scene along the park's scenic drive. 




The Barrel Cactus was just starting to bloom. 




Javelina Rocks overlook, near the 6 mile post. The rocks are composed of ancient granite.




One of the trails we walk, it was nice to see all the plants up close. 





The Saguaro Blooms are white, we saw them in bloom on the very top of these tall cactus. 




I can not find the name of this plant and flowers below, I would appreciate if anyone can help with the id?



This post showed just the Saguaro East National Park, on another day we visited the Saguaro West National Park. I will share a post on our visit there at another time.


Saguaro East National Park, Tucson, Arizona



Thanks for visiting! Take care, have a great day!  


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20 comments:

  1. What a great park. Desert scenery is so interesting and beautiful in it's own way. Great photos, Eileen! You did pick a great time of year to visit.

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    1. Thank you Ellen! It was a treat to see all the cactus blooming. Have a great day!

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  2. Hello Eileen,
    What a fantastic pictures!! A wonderful place with all these cactussen.
    That must be impressive to see this all in real with all special figures of these plants.
    Nice post!!

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco, the desert flowers were a pretty sight to see. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  3. Beautiful Eileen, I like the big cactus. Excellent pictures. Have a nice weekend !

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    1. Thanks Caroline, for visiting and for the comment. Take care, have a great day and happy weekend.

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  4. Buenas vistas de ese precioso parque. Debe ser muy agradable, pasear por él.
    Que tengas un buen día.

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit and comment. It is a beautiful park. Take care, have a great day!

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a nice week.

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    1. Same to you, thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful week!

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  6. The barrel cactus looks huge.

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  7. This park like a paradise. I can see so many varieties of cactus here. And their flower have a great color too. Have a nice day Elileen ^^

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    1. Thank you for your comment and visit. The cactus blooms are a lovely sight to see.
      Take care, have a wonderful day and happy weekend!

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  8. Beautiful park. Looks so good. I'd love to visit!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment. Take care, have a great day!

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  9. Looks like a wonderful place. Loved all your photos.

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  10. Have a nice weekend Eileen . Thank you for visiting my blog ! Take care.

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    1. Thank you Caroline! Take care, enjoy your day and happy weekend!

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Have a great day, Eileen

Saguaro National Park

Hello, These are images from our April 24, visit to Saguaro East National Park, the paved scenic drive which is in the east side of the park...