I love cacti. The way they grow to enormous heights in harsh environments where other plants simply dry up and die; the way they preserve water and keep the desert alive; and the way they bloom, producing some of the most beautiful flowers on the planet.
Whether in a ”controlled” habitat like the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum or in the wild, cacti command respect and admiration in equal parts – and, come to think of it, they can also teach us a thing or two about the virtues of social distancing.
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a zoo, botanical garden, art gallery & classes, natural history museum, and aquarium all at once, dedicated to the education, protection and conservation of nature in the Sonoran Desert Region.
The David Yetman West Trailhead leads to a 3,9 loop trail of moderate difficulty, with sweeping views of the desert – that is, if you start early enough to beat the heat.
January 27th, 2019
3 thoughts on “Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum”
I visited the museum in Tucson about 20 years ago. It is one of the best museum experiences anywhere! Love your photos. They bring back great memories.
We love driving through Arizona. It is so beautiful. Spent several baseball spring trainings in Phoenix. Charming, relaxing, serene…could go on and on. Summed up: We love it! Tip and JAM !
Wonderful photography, thanks for sharing! A bit different than the Mojave Desert here in Las Vegas.