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Bajada Trail

Cactus

cactus on the Bajada trail
Cacti thrive on the well-drained soil of the bajadas. Cacti are able to store water in their fleshy stems and have spines for protection from both sun and animals. Still, some desert animals manage to eat the succulent beavertail (Opuntia basilaris), and birds nest among the prickly spines of many cholla species (Opuntia sp).

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