Cacti: Dangerous Beauty | Nature Nation | Blog | Nature

Each week, we feature a worthy citizen science project or nature news segment from around the world. This week we’re pointing to Cacti: Dangerous Beauty from the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG).

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Cacti are important to their ecosystems, providing nectar, fruits and nesting places for all sorts of animals in the dry heat where they live. But cacti are under constant threats to their habitat. According to their website, you can “help transcribe information from herbarium specimen labels, so that it can be used by researchers working to conserve these icons of the desert.” Learn more HERE.

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