• Sonoran Desert at Organ Pipe NM

    Organ Pipe Cactus

    National Monument Arizona

Ranger Minutes

Audio and Video Ranger Minutes
Download the following Ranger Minute segments and use them to gain a better understanding of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

To download you can either left-click on each link which will open up each movie in a new window or you can right-click on each link and the click on "Save Target As..." which will allow you to download each segment on to your computer. You can then play those segments on your computer or upload them onto your iPod or other portable media player.

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Jumping Cholla

Do These Cactus Really Jump?

NPS Photo



The Jumping Cholla



Join Ranger Josh as he demonstrates how the Jumping Cholla got its name.



Quicktime Movie (16.9Mb)

Windows Media Video (13.7Mb)

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QBQ Pupfish


Quitobaquito Pupfish (Andy)



Quicktime Movie (18.Mb)



Windows Media Video (14.9Mb)



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Ranger Josh in a wash

NPS Photo




Where Are the Animals?
Watch and listen as Ranger Josh answers one of the more common questions asked at Organ Pipe Cactus.

Quicktime Movie (16.1Mb)
Windows Media Video (13.8MB)
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Lesser long nosed bat

Researcher holding a Lesser Long Nosed Bat

NPS Photo


The Lesser Long-Nosed Bats

Join Ranger Scott as he explores the important role the bats play in the Sonoran Desert

Windows Media Video (7.1Mb)
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Queen of the Night Flower

Queen of the Night Cactus in Bloom

NPS Photo


The Queen Of The Night Cactus

Watch and listen as Ranger Kristi examines the rare and beautiful Queen of the Night Cactus.

Quicktime Movie (10.5Mb)
Windows Media Video (8.5Mb)
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Did You Know?

Night Blooming Cereus Cactus

Most of the year this night-blooming cereus cactus looks like ugly brown sticks, but for one night only the flower opens and smells like a rose. To see one bloom is one of the greatest treats in the Sonoran Desert