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Flowers have begun sprouting from this hedgehog cactus, casting shadows under the glare of a recent morning sunrise. The Explorer welcomes reader-submitted photographs, which will run in this space every week. E-mail your image, with a description and your contact information, to editor@explorernews.com. Be sure to include “Reader Photo” in the subject line of your message. Randy Metcalf

Scott McMahon, Cactaceae Collections manager at the Phoenix Desert Garden, will address the Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society’s meeting 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Junior League, 2099 E. River Road. 

He will present a talk on Echinocereus, commonly called “hedgehog cacti.” 

For more information, call 256-2447 or check www.tucsoncactus.org

Refreshments will be served.

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