In Search Of A Queen Of The Night Cactus
(Photos From Our Wandering in a Tucson Area Desert - February 4, 2007)
Queen Of The Night Cactus
I begin this page with one of the very last photos taken during our afternoon.
My buddy Joel (above) was determined to find a Queen Of The Night Cactus
in a desert area of southeast Tucson. According to Joel, the thin, spiny plant is often overlooked because
of its stick-like shape. They are also frequently unnoticed because
they generally grow below shady and large palo verde trees to take refuge from Arizona's scorching sun.
After wandering in the desert for about an hour on a sunny day in the upper 70's,
Joel finally found what he was looking for! That's a great shot of you, Joel! :)
UPDATE: View photos of a flowering queen of the night cactus taken in 2010 here:
Blooming Queen Of The Night.
Below are some of the Arizona scenery photos I snapped during our afternoon.
I really enjoyed my 4.5 week trip in the Tucson area (with brief excursions to
San Diego and southern New Mexico), and
below are just a few of my more memorable adventures:
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
B&B Cactus Farm (Tucson)
Cacti in Tombstone, AZ
All the best, Steve