Desert Ecosystem Puzzle
Approximately 2,000 species of plants make their homes in this environment. In response to sufficient rainfall, leaves rapidly unfurl, and delicate wildflowers spring to life, splashing brilliant colors across the desert floor. In Baja California, magnificent cardón cacti replace the similar saguaros so well-known in Arizona. Woodpeckers build their nest holes in the pleated trunks. Their white flowers are laden with nectar and pollen that lure bats, insects, orioles and even iguanas to their bounty. Fleshy fruits of these and other cacti attract birds and antelope ground squirrels that scatter the small black seeds. Most are consumed by mice, kangaroo rats, and even ants, but occasionally one survives to become a new sentinel among other giants.
National Geographic Photography
1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Finished Puzzle Size: 39"x13"
Linen Style Finish to reduce glare
Made in USA
Recommended Age: 13+ Years