Majestic Mt Shasta

Majestic Mt Shasta a beautiful sight… Elevation 14,179 ft (4,322 m) During the last 10,000 years, Mount Shasta has erupted an average of every 800 years, but…

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Reflections Paradise Lake

Paradise Lake just a short drive up the ridge from Paradise, CA…one can get away from it all. Hiking, biking or canoeing this lake is…

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Sierra Foothills in the Spring

The North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve is a nature reserve of 3,315 acres located three miles north of Oroville, in Butte County, northern California. The…

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Trail thru Paradise

Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Paradise, California, is a warm and inviting city with a small-town feel, and this trail offers visitors the perfect…

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Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) This tailed beauty has a shiny blue body and white spots on the upper side of the hind wings. The blue underneath…

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Horsetail thru the Trees

Horsetail Fall, located in Yosemite National Park in California, is a seasonal waterfall that flows in the winter and early spring. The fall occurs on…

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Prickly Pear Cactus

prickly pear cactus promoted as a superfood. What’s behind the hype? Answers from Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Prickly pear cactus, also called nopal, is promoted for…

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Spotted Towhee

You can find Spotted Towhee by walking slowly along the edges of forests, thickets, and overgrown fields. Listen for the Spotted Towhee’s whiny, cat-like mew call, its rapid song,…

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Acorn Woodpecker

A clown-faced western woodpecker with a complicated social structure, living in small colonies. Best known for its habit of hoarding acorns: the birds drill small…

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