Sunday, August 21, 2011
Planting agaves in the desert
We were 4 of over 100 volunteers, and National Parks Service staff, that planted 1100 agaves at Coronado National Memorial, (in southeastern Arizona) on Saturday. (-:
The planting occurred to replace agave plants destroyed in the Monument Fire of June, 2011, and by making the international border fence earlier. (we live quite close to the US-Mexico border)
The video includes discussion on the lesser long-nosed bat, which feeds on the nectar of the agaves, and distributes it's seeds. Footage of planting the agaves is also included.
Please enjoy- this is a video made from our personal footage. There is good information handy to know in the video, too!
We had a great time, and learned a lot about agaves, and the lesser long-nosed bat. It feels good to be able to give to our community as it recovers from this fire, and I hope we have more opportunities to do so.