“More than just cactus” talk on October 17


Myrna Simms

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, a docent from Tohono Chul Botanical Garden will speak to us about plant diversity in the Sonoran Desert. While the cactus is the most visible plant we see at first glance, there is a lot more going on in our desert than these spined succulents. Using basic botany, the adaptive strategies of these trees, bushes, flowers and cactus will be revealed to us. The various species will be identified so the next time you hike in the desert and surrounding areas, you will be able to recognize them and appreciate them not only for their similarity, but also for their vast differences.

Residents of SaddleBrooke are invited to attend the meeting at the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center at 4:00 p.m. on October 17, 2018. You do not need to be a member of the hiking club to attend. Following the meeting there will be a social hour in the Agave Lounge at the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse. Remember there is no street parking near the Activity Center. For more information about the meeting or to learn more about the hiking club, please contact Myrna Simms at [email protected] or call 517-488-8644.