Today we hiked out the Bear Canyon Trail in Tucson, AZ. Thanks to our excellent tour guide and Rohrer family friend, Eric — a horticulturist who has lived here for 25+ years — we gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about the Sonoran Desert. Talk about a value-added experience!
Although I didn’t take photos of all the edible/usable berries and plants Eric showed us, I can now recognize hackberries, desert lavender, Mexican oregano, wild grape vines, wolf berries, and fishhook barrel cactus fruit, and I ate teensy tastes of several of those. Hey, I’ve always been a bit of a whore for free samples. Now I won’t starve if I’m ever lost — or deliberately left behind — in the desert!
Enjoy the day with us through these photos. The weather was perfect!