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Tohono Chul's newest garden celebrates each
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A bee makes its way from one Mexican gold poppy to another.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, An artist's depictions of historically accurate petroglyphs adorn rocks as docent Chuck Jonaitis walks past. Jonaitis has been a docent at the park for 15 years, his wife Karen a docent for 19.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Lee Mason, director of general services, uses a blowtorch to heat and shape a newly installed handrail.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A cactus wren sits highly perched on a mesquite tree along one of the many walking paths within the park.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Oro Valley resident Peg Wachowski makes her way past the Cactus Circle garden a short distance from the park's entrance. The circle is made up of dozens of Mexican fencepost cacti.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, One of Tohono Chul Park's newest additions is the Sonoran Seasons Garden, which is made up of five sections. Depending on the time of year, one section will always be in bloom.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Jim and Jan McGrain from England take a rest on a bench along the Desert View trail that is lined with inspirational quotes. The park's largest populations of night-blooming cereus are along this trail.