Have you ever watched a bird and observed what it does? Have you looked at your pet and noticed a specific behavior? Guess what? You're an ethologist!
We know water is an incredibly important resource in the desert. In such an extreme environment, native plants and animals have developed awesome adaptations that allow them to go without water for long periods of time.
It's hot out in the Sonoran Desert. Temperatures in the summer can reach up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit--that's really toasty! Plants and animals have to adapt to these extreme conditions in order to survive.
The PastFinders: Saving the History of the McDowells When we preserve a mountain range, we preserve so much more than the mountains themselves. We preserve the landscape for the outdoor enjoyment of hikers, cyclists, equestrians and other seekers of the Sonoran experience. For those less inclined to travel the desert, we preserve the viewscape –
Our Summer 2021 Mountain Lines, magazine of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, is available now. Check out our web edition to learn about Water and the Human History of the McDowells, Being Fire Wise, Empowering Future Change Makers, and so much more.
Saguaros are incredible plants that are uniquely adapted to the Sonoran Desert.