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America's National Parks
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America's National Parks - Saguaro - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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Arizona’s Saguaro National Park was created to save the iconic and increasingly rare saguaro cactus from extinction. Within the park’s desert scenery, conflicts arise between species and can often resemble an Old West showdown at high noon!

America's National Parks - Saguaro - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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A courageous roadrunner faces off with a venomous rattlesnake. The small amount of precious rainfall that January provides gives the desert a sudden spark of life. Plants grow, flower, and store water, and the tiny Costa’s hummingbird uses the finest materials that nature provides to make a nest for her young.

America's National Parks - Saguaro - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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Male rattlesnakes “dance” in a show of strength designed to win females. A cholla cactus uses its prickly form of defense and the passing javelina to populate new parts of the desert. Meanwhile, the javelina’s tiny young are threatened by a hungry coyote.

America's National Parks - Saguaro - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Despite the intense heat, a female hummingbird must adapt her diet and work non-stop to feed the young in her nest. The rattlesnakes are breeding, and the victorious male claims its hard-won mate.

America's National Parks - Saguaro - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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The heat of a scorched riverbed is too much for some animals, but the rare and venomous Gila monster is still active and hunting for prey. Meanwhile, the untiring hummingbird mother will feed her remaining chick until it finally fledges.

America's National Parks - Saguaro - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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May sees drought conditions in the park, but the saguaro cactus is completely unaffected. A family of ground squirrels is laying low, but a long-nosed snake has caught their scent.

America's National Parks - Saguaro - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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The saguaro cactus blooms overnight and its flower is visited the next morning by a Gila woodpecker. As the heat of day rises, harvester ants work go about their work, wary of a mortal enemy in the park.

America's National Parks - Saguaro - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

In June, surviving the ferocious sun and intense heat is a challenge for every living being in the park, and each has developed a special technique to see it through until the next rain.

America's National Parks - Saguaro - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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After the rain, the opuntia cactus, or “prickly pear,” ripens to provide a sweet but not easily accessible meal for animals such as the ground squirrel. As the water seeps in, the park enjoys a moment of relaxation.

America's National Parks - Saguaro - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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A giant scorpion is on the prowl looking for food, and a family of grasshopper mice seems to be on his menu tonight. However, the fortitude of the desert's denizens should never be underestimated.

America's National Parks - Saguaro - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

A horned lizard out hunting for ants catches the eye of a hungry coachwhip snake, and deploys an impressive variety of strategies in order to not be eaten alive.

America's National Parks - Saguaro - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

A thunderstorm hits with the power of a tropical monsoon, putting the desert creatures at risk from the powerful floodwaters.

America's National Parks - Saguaro - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

USA

After the rains, there is enough water and food for all to share in the desert and Saguaro National Park can bask in all its glory.

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