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.


  1. What a great experience! Funny hearing the bats labeled with human characteristics.

  2. Ha! Yes- bats wearing pants! Thanks for coming in and saying "hi", Jennifer! (-: