Sticky and Prickly

Flies may be annoying, but they’re also enviable in how comfortably they seem to perch on virtually any surface. (And how they can fly just about anywhere, of course. I’ve even seen them on 14,000 foot mountains). A cactus with its prickly thorns seems to be no challenge for this particular fly whose legs almost seem to defy gravity–how else could they stick to the cactus thorns without any repercussion?

This cactus currently bears no flowers, but it is in fact the same plant featured in a recent post. Even when not in bloom, it is a bright spot in an otherwise barren landscape scorched by drought.

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