This morning, Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets studying at the National Outdoor Leadership School in Arizona got up close and personal with a saguaro cactus – but not too close!
The cadets couldn’t believe that they were actually staring up at the tallest cactus in the United States, found exclusively in the Sonoran Desert. The cadets learned that a saguaro cactus may live as long as 150 - 200 years.
Our younger followers can click on this link and enjoy an interactive exploration of daytime life and nighttime life around a saguaro cactus. It was created by the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum.
Followers of all ages will enjoy watching the videos below to learn about the Saguaro cactus.
You will feel like you are right beside the cadets - and the many creatures that call the saguaro cactus home.