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Archive for July, 2006

Please Don’t Touch

Posted: Saturday, July 15th, 2006 @ 3:51 pm in Plants | Comments Off on Please Don’t Touch

0ne of the nicest places to spend an August afternoon is in a patch of poison ivy, in a manner of speaking. Poison ivy (or its close relative, poison oak) pops up around picnic tables or climbs capriciously near campgrounds. It grows best in disturbed soils such as parking pads for motor coaches. Or to […]

Tidepooling Weather

Posted: Saturday, July 1st, 2006 @ 3:44 pm in Environment | Comments Off on Tidepooling Weather

Easterners call it the seashore; in the west it’s known as the beach. Either way, that alluring band of land at the ocean’s edge attracts countless visitors hoping to escape the summer heat. There strange creatures live in a watery world of sand, rocks, shells, and seaweed. It’s a place for exploration at a snail’s […]

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