We leave for Arizona Friday and we’re super excited.
To continue our studies on Arizona and the southwest, we made a trip to the arid garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens. The kids were asked to find a saguaro cactus and draw it. The saguaro cactus bloom is the state flower of Arizona. We also met a docent who taught us all kinds of cool things about adaptations the plants make for living in the desert. For example, did you know the silvery spines on a cactus help repel the sunlight, keeping the cactus cooler? Did you know the waxy surface of succulents acts as a natural sunblock?
It’s pretty fun making connections in our own community to places we’re going to visit.