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Sonoran Desert Botany

Age Group

9 to adult


6 minutes

Sonoran Desert Botany


Desert Awareness Committee | Foothills Community Foundation

Desert Awareness Committee has been the community resource advocate for the Sonoran Desert since 1974. Their mission is to educate residents and visitors so that they may join them in understanding, conserving and preserving the diverse and fragile Sonoran Desert; its plants, animals, water, and wildlife. You can learn more about Desert Awareness Committee and their programs at:

About this lesson

Desert plants have adaptations or strategies which allow them to survive the extreme conditions found in the Sonoran Desert. Walk the trail with a Desert Awareness Committee Botanist to find out the strategies used by the Prickly Pear cactus, the Creosote bush and the Palo Verde Trees which are found throughout the southwestern deserts.

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