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Non-native Plants

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Saguaro National Park relies on the assistance of volunteers to combat invasives such as buffelgrass and fountaingrass
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Throughout the year there are opportunities to help pull buffelgrass at Saguaro National Park, as well as other areas in and around Tucson. We have many opportunities for involvement, or check these sites for the potential to get involved:
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Invaders
Buffelgrass Information Center

Check out the links below for more information on non-native plants in the Sonoran Desert:

www.buffelgrass.org

Did You Know?

Javelina

"Don't call ME pig!" Javelinas are able to eat spiny prickly pear pads with no obvious harm to their mouths, stomachs or intestinal tracts due to an enzyme in their saliva. Javelinas are not true pigs, they are peccaries, which are native to the Americas. True pigs are native to Europe and Asia. Wild pigs and boars are descended from true pigs brought over on boats to the new world.