Animals of Tohono Chul…ants, no uncles

Posted: March 22, 2022 in Nature
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David Stone’s “Regal Horned Lizard” of ferro-cement, steel wire, and mesh at Tohono Chul is so realistic that I almost expected a gigantic tongue to flick out to scoop up a trio of snacks, despite the somewhat pleasant expression on its face. Thank goodness none of them are actually this big!!

If you live anywhere in the Tucson area, you really must visit Tohono Chul. Sometime during your visit, stop at the cafe and have a prickly pear lemonade. The color is beautiful, the taste sublime. If your taste inclines to alcohol, you can get a prickly pear margarita or mimosa instead. We didn’t order food, but everything sounded delicious and if you have a membership at one of a number of gardens, you might be able to get in free.

  1. orna2013 says:

    Wow! Great photo!

  2. ledrakenoir says:

    Don’t say so, the fellow could with a little imagination look like a bit one of my uncles – no no just joking, will never tell which of them is the more beautiful than the other. 😀 😀 😀

  3. That animal is so realistic ,I agree I’m glad they are not that big. I like the idea of prickly pear and lemonade juice. Mom used to peel them ever so carefully and we would eat them frozen on very hot days.

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  4. Amy says:

    It looks so real… incredible.

  5. It does look real!! The drink sound delicious too.

  6. M.B. Henry says:

    Wow, that looks very real!

  7. susurrus says:

    I thought it was real at first glance too!

  8. Wow, it really does look incredibly life like! If I was local, I would definitely get a membership. That kind of art plus margaritas? I’m sold!

    • Have to try the margaritas next time but if the prickly pear lemonade is any example, they’ll be amazing. The best part is that with our Desert Botanical Garden membership, we can get in free. 🥰

  9. Leya says:

    Love these, Janet!

  10. Hammad Rais says:

    This looks so horrifically real!

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