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Pelican

Pelican Pelicans are a genus of large water birds that makes up the family Pelecanidae. They are characterised by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped up contents before swallowing. Wikipedia Scientific name: Pelecanus Wingspan: 6 – 12 ft. (Adult) Lifespan: 15 – 25 years (In the wild) Mass: 6.1 …

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eclipse flowers

    CLEMSON — Clemson University researchers say the public can help collect scientific information about the effect of Monday’s eclipse on plants for future generations. This will be the first time since 1918 a total eclipse will cross the entire United States. Douglas Bielenberg, a Clemson plant physiologist, said because total solar eclipses are …

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California Dreamin’

Created by ancient lava (basalt) flows, the approximately 3,300 acre North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve is an elevated basalt mesa with beautiful vistas of spring wildflowers, waterfalls, lava outcrops, and a rare type of vernal pool, called Northern Basalt Flow Vernal Pools. Typically fissures in the basalt soak up winter rains, forming seasonal streams and …

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Bridalveil Fall Yosemite

Bridalveil Fall From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Bridalveil Fall Bridalveil Fall as seen from Tunnel View on California State Route 41. Location Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California. Type Plunge Total height 188 metres (617 ft) Number of drops 1 World height ranking 431 Bridalveil Fall is one of the most prominent waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley in California, seen yearly by millions of visitors to Yosemite National …

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Yosemite panorama

History of the Yosemite area From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Galen Clark, the first guardian of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove, pictured in front of the Grizzly Giant Tree, Mariposa Grove around 1858-9. For over 3,000 years Sierra Miwok, Mono, Paiute, and other Native American groups have lived in the central Sierra Nevada region of California. When European Americans first visited …

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Yosemite views

There are numerous viewpoints around Yosemite National Park. Don’t limit yourself to these viewpoints; whenever you see a turnout with an interesting view, pull into the turnout and take a look around–you never know what you might discover. https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/viewpoints.htm

Featherfest

  2017 Feather River Festival Saturday, September 23, 2017  8:00am Sunday, September 24, 2017  7:00am The fourth weekend of September marks Rafting Magazine’s favorite river festival: Feather Fest. The North Fork of the Feather River releases the last weekend of September every year. Join American Whitewater and the Chico Paddleheads for this awesome weekend of fun and river …

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Pinnacles at Sunset

Pinnacles National Park is a U.S. National Park protecting a mountainous area located east of the Salinas Valley in Central California, about 5 miles east of Soledad and 80 miles southeast of San Jose.

Lake Elsinore CA

Lake Elsinore….established as a city in 1888, it is on the shore of Lake Elsinore, a natural freshwater lake about 3,000 acres in size.

Emerald Bay – Lake Tahoe

This is the view from a road that goes completely around the lake… Emerald Bay State Park is a state park of California in the United States, centered on Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay, a National Natural Landmark.

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