Desert Blooming Near Kayenta Utah: Honey Bee on Prickly Pear Cactus

The cactus blooms in and around St. George area are beautiful and reliable every year. The blooming period lasts for a few weeks but the peak bloom is only for a few days on each cactus depending on the type of cactus and its location. These images are from the week of May 8-14.

The streets from St. George through Santa Clara UT to Ivins UT on to Kayenta UT are lined with cactuses. The Kayenta art village and nearby streets in Ivins put on a beautiful display this year.

This is the second of three posts on the bloom this year.

 

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Desert Blooming Near Kayenta Utah: Saguaro Cactus

The cactus blooms in and around St. George area are beautiful and reliable every year. The blooming period lasts for a few weeks but the peak bloom is only for a few days on each cactus depending on the type of cactus and its location. These images are from May 7.

Giant saguaros are native to southern Arizona, not St. George. These images are of the Argentine White Saguaro, a much faster growing variety that also can handle the relative cold here vs Tucson where native saguaros live.

The streets from St. George through Santa Clara UT to Ivins UT on to Kayenta UT are lined with cactuses. The Kayenta art village and nearby streets in Ivins put on a beautiful display this year. This is the first of three posts on the bloom this year.

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