On the menu today: a cornucopia of cactus. There are many other attractions at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, like a butterfly house that is important to the world migrations of some species of butterflies, but we’re hungry for cactus. With biological diversity in decline, it feels good now and then to just blow your mind with the unimaginable varieties of life still with us, and cactus are some of my favorite. We feast until we can barely stand, and still leave many dishes untasted.
I encourage a quick trip to the photoset for a small sample of crazy forms cactus can take.