Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Thorns and Fruits
Finding food in the desert is a prickly business and because the food is hard won the plants arm themselves with an array of spikes and thorns to ensure they are not over browsed.
The mistletoe berries are a bonanza for numerous bird species and insects.
The Cholla fruit must taste really good to brave these ferocious spines.
The setting sun creates the illusion that it softens the spines - don't be deceived!
Nature Notes hosted by Michelle at Rambling Woods.