Rugged tree is centerpiece for May 10 festival
Don Boorse/Special to the Explorer Sara Holguin, 5, ever so tentatively handles a king snake last Saturday afternoon.
Don Boorse/Special to the Explorer More than 500 plant and animal species that find refuge and sustenance in the presence of ironwood trees, including the giant saguaro cacti, which use them as “nurse trees.”
Don Boorse/Special to the Explorer The group A Ray of Hope performs at the Ironwood Festival.
Don Boorse/Special to the Explorer A collection of mounted bugs was among the various educational items on display at last weekend’s 23rd annual Ironwood Festival.