The Desert Botanical Garden is launching “the Saguaro Census”, a project that aims to better understand the health and adaptation of the Valley’s saguaro population.
They are asking Phoenicians to document saguaros in your neighborhood on iNaturalist, a free app that helps people from around the world to log urban biodiversity.
All observations must be made and submitted on the app during May.
The participant with the most observations at the end of the month will receive a free Garden membership. The second-place winner will receive four Garden admission passes and the third place will receive a pair of Garden admission passes. Plus, all winners will get limited-edition stickers, field notebooks, and a Cactomaniac flashlight.
What is a saguaro?
The saguaro is a tree-like cactus species that can grow to be over 40 feet tall. They have a very long lifespan, with some of them exceeding 150 years.
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