I hadn't noticed this in restrooms before, but here in Tucson, free sunscreen!
As much as I like the sun, I can do without the increased risk of skin cancer - so, yes, I apply sunscreen liberally and often!
Sunscreen was welcome for the very hot day I spent at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum and the Saguaro National Park.
One can easily spend a day at the Museum. Acres of native plants, a reptile room, a hummingbird aviary, the native black bear was away at the vet - but I saw a bit of the resident mountain lion (she was up in the shade with just the tip of her flicking out in the light).
|I think, a black-chinned hummer.|
Petroglyphs in the Saguaro NP. Easily accessible and great detail!
It was only a short walk to an extensive display of petroglyphs; I thoroughly enjoyed seeing them.
The saguaro is dense enough to really qualify as a forest!
Some of the prickly pear still had ripe fruit (called 'tunas') and the bees were going crazy. Natives still harvest the tunas to make jam and jellies.
|Most plants have 40-50 tunas on them!|
|Bees, braving the spines for sweet goodness.|
Natives are allowed to harvest the fruit from the saguaros too. Here is a pole made from the ribs of a dead saguaro, used by Natives to reach the saguaro fruit which is located at the very top of the very tall saguaro's.