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As Michael Greshko reports, U.S. and Mexican agencies helped protect the bat’s food source, like agaves and saguaro.
After April, the park’s collection of cacti, which include ocotillo, yucca, hedgehog, saguaro, and aloes, share their regal blooms.
The results won’t be as precise in other parts of the country where the algorithm has not been trained on local conditions—a redwood tree or saguaro cactus looks nothing like a willow oak.
Bobcats have been known to climb tall trees and even saguaros, a type of cactus that can grow up to 66 feet tall.
Some council members gravitated to the site near White Tank Mountain Regional Park, the largest park in Maricopa County with approximately 30,000 acres dotted with saguaros and rugged mountain landscape.
Last September, Amazon politely returned a giant saguaro cactus that Tucson economic development officials had sent in hopes of landing the company's coveted headquarters expansion.
Just north of Greenway Road was wild desert, dirt roads through foothills, crazy saguaros with owl nests hanging out.
At the base lies the saguaro-and-brittlebush landscape of the Sonoran Desert.
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Did You Know?
Venture into the Arizonan desert on a May or June morning and you may see the saguaro in bloom. For many of our readers (such as those living in Arizona and southeastern California), this sight - and the word saguaro - won't be anything new. Or perhaps you know this emblem of all things Southwestern simply as the "giant cactus." The word saguaro originated in Ópata, a language spoken by peoples of the Sonoran Desert region of Mexico. It came into English by way of the Spanish spoken by the Mexican settlers of the American West. The very saguaros we see today may well have been around when the word was first noted, some 150 years ago - this amazing cactus can live for up to 200 years.
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