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 How to build a Sonoran Desert Habitat!

 Sonoran Desert Habitat

 Sonoran Desert Habitat

 Sonoran Desert Habitat
 This artwork is the result of a Sonoran Desert habitat building activity for 6-12 year old children. Our canvas includes the sky and the land. We decide on the time of day and weather for our scene. We start with a keystone plant, the saguaro. Then we add the nurse trees, ironwood, mesquite and palo verde. Next some prickly pear cactus, grasses, and bursage. What bird makes the holes in the saguaro? The Gila woodpecker is added to the scene. Next a desert tortoise feeds on prickly pear fruits; a pack rat collects cholla joints; a great-horned owl naps in the mesquite tree; a cardinal perches in the ironwood tree; a
Gambel's quail makes a nest under the bursage; a horned lizard feasts on harvester ants; and a vulture soars above. Before we know it we have created a diverse saguaro-ironwood habitat.

 

 

 Gambel's Quail by Tessie Ryan

 Gambel's Quail by Tessie Ryan

 

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