Why Cholla are both evil and beneficent


The nodules on Cholla break off easily and happily embed themselves in you or whatever is passing by. This Cholla, with its particularly nasty needles, was by a sidewalk. Sue and I inadvertently got stabbed several times just taking these photos. However this very Chollo also has several bird nests in it.

chollo with bird's nest

Ain’t nothing but a bird will get into this nest!