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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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