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The Unique (and Surprisingly Wet) Biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert

In Arizona, the country’s most diverse desert teems with kaleidoscopic spring flowers, charming desert tortoises, and the famous saguaro cactus.
Tucson, Arizona

Mission Garden

A living museum of curated gardens honors 4,000 years of agriculture in the Santa Cruz River basin.
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Video: The Garden Where Nature Comes to Life

Riverside Nature Center is a 2-acre property that packs in over 200 species of wildflowers, grasses, and ferns, 140 species of trees, and a Monarch Waystation for butterflies to stopover on their way from Canada to Mexico.