This is one of several blog entries that I set up to be posted while I am in Mexico.
Saguaros cactus have a hard life in the desert. When young, the seeds grow best if they can find another plant to protect them from the hot sun. They grow slowly -- a saguaro doesn't begin to grow arms until they are 50-75 years old, if they grow arms at all. With a lifespan in the hundreds of years, they still can grow a lot or arms and get quite tall (See this previous post). Here are a few more sightings: