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Cholla Cactus the Beauty of the Desert

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Cholla Cactus the Beauty of the Desert

  Since we are wanderers and gatherers we find beauty and inspiration on our journeys.  The Cholla Cactus was our inspiration.  The cholla (pronounced choy-a) is perhaps the most feared and hated cacti in the southwest desert.  It is also known as the “jumping cactus”.  If you have ever brushed up against one you will know why.   There is also beauty in this plant as well.  With over 20 species many of which has beautiful flowers.  Just look don’t touch.   The living plant also provides food and water for desert livestock and wild animals.  Even the cactus wren builds their...

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