• Lower Cliff Dwelling

    Tonto

    National Monument Arizona

Cactus Patch Trail Answer Sheet

CACTUS PATCH TRAIL ANSWER SHEET

CACTUS PATCH TRAIL:
Shade

CATCLAW ACACIA:
Pinole

AGAVE:
15 – 25

SAGUARO CACTUS:
Gila woodpecker

PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS:
Tuna; Javelina

CHAIN FRUIT CHOLLA:
Cactus wren

BARREL CACTUS:
Compass cactus

HEDGEHOG CACTUS:
Blooms first

DESERT CHRISTMAS CACTUS:
November - December

BUCKHORN CHOLLA:
Deer antlers

Did You Know?

crested saguaro

Tonto National Monument is home to a crested saguaro. Botanists disagree as to why some saguaros grow in this unusual form. Some speculate that it is a genetic mutation. Others say it is the result of lightning or freeze damage. About one in 150,000 saguaros develop this unusual growth.