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Saguaro CactusBy,Paul & Shirley Berquist

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What does it

look like?

What does it

sound like?


What does it

feel like?

What does it

smell like?

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Habitat of the Sonoran Desert?:

the place where a plant or animal lives.

The bears’ habitat is in the woods.

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Perch of the Sonoran Desert?:

to rest or sit on.

The parrot perched itself on the wall.

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Nectar of the Sonoran Desert?:

the sweet liquid found in flowers.

The hummingbird drank the

nectar from the flower.

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Brush of the Sonoran Desert?:

low, shrubby growth or bushes.

The little boy was hiding in the


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Decompose: of the Sonoran Desert? to rot or decay.

The leaves that fell on the ground were starting to decompose.

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Topple: of the Sonoran Desert?

to fall over; to overturn.

The glass toppled over and spilled the juice.

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Teeming: of the Sonoran Desert?


The worker had to be careful when collecting honey, because the hive was teeming with bees.

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Spiny: of the Sonoran Desert?

covered with spines or thorns

The cactus is a very spinyplant.

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  • How is a pet’s of the Sonoran Desert?habitat different from a wild animal’s?

  • Would you like to have a decomposing sandwich for lunch? Why or why not?

  • Which word means the opposite of empty?

  • Which word would you replace with the words sweet liquid?

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  • What kinds of animals of the Sonoran Desert?perch in a tree?

  • When someone hits a baseball into some brush, is the ball easy or hard to find?

  • What would expect the skin of a spiny anteater to feel like?

  • What might cause a tree to topple over?