A Little On Point

A mule's deer buck stands behind a buckhorn cholla on the Chuckwagon Trail in McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, Arizona in December 2019

To show how slow I can be on the uptake, it hadn’t quite dawned on me that buckhorn cholla must be named because it grows and branches like a buck’s horns until yesterday morning, when the desert sort of rubbed my nose in it.

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