A Northwestener's Discovery of the American Southwest
Friday, August 21, 2015
MEETING A RARE DESERT TORTOISE
This treasured Desert Tortoise was waiting for us as we hiked down a creek bed recently in Catalina State Park just north of Tucson. Right now the Prickly Pear cacti fruit are ripe and it is a favorite of this tortoise. They will have red mouths from eating the juicy fruit.