Thursday, May 18, 2006

In Search of the (Not so) Elusive Saguaro Flower - Part 2

Well I figured out that if you want to see Saguaro flowers you need to be in Sabino Canyon at 6:00 am not 6:00 pm. For the last few days I have been looking at 6:00 pm but the flowers are closed by then. Today I went at 6:00 am and they were all around.

Apparently at night some types of bats feed on and pollinate the Saguaro flowers. During the early morning White-Winged Doves like the guy below pollinate and eat the flowers.

Coming in for a little snack.

MMM that big flower looks good.

Let's get ready.


The last picture is a prickly pear flower.