By Esther Rubin
Day after day of 110 degree temperatures. You can feel the heat radiating up from the sand by 10 a.m. To the human eye, there appears to be no shade, no haven from the sun’s brutal rays. How does anything survive out here?
But things do. And quite cleverly. The plants and animals of the desert have some of the most astonishingly effective strategies for surviving in one of Earth’s most extreme climates, the great Sonoran Desert.
Summer survival strategies of desert-dwelling plants and animals: