How’s it going?
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Western Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus graciosus), McGee Creek, Eastern Sierra, 2016-06-30
This is a male, flashing his blue throat.
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Whitney’s Locoweed (Astragalus whitneyi), McGee Creek, Eastern Sierra, 2016-06-30
Eventually those inflated seed pods dry out, turn gold, and blow away, breaking apart to release the plant’s seeds in a new location.
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McGee Creek, Mono, California, US
Jun 30, 2016 11:04 AM – 12:10 PM
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-breasted Sapsucker 2
Warbling Vireo 1
Black-billed Magpie 1
Common Raven 2
House Wren 1
American Robin 1
European Starling 1
Yellow Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Green-tailed Towhee 6
Black-headed Grosbeak 1
Lazuli Bunting 1
Brewer’s Blackbird 1
Bullock’s Oriole 2
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Mountain Pride (Penstemon newberryi) was John Muir’s favorite flower. I came upon a small patch of them on a rocky outcrop on the trail to Heart Lake.
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my friends: what’s up
me: I can’t stop thinking about how birds don’t remember a time before roads. Like, birds have no written history or oral tradition. As far as any bird is concerned, This is how the world has Always been and they’re just tryin’ to make it like the rest of us. They just keep on keepin’ on. Birds have no idea there used to be so much more for them. So much forest and food abundant, so they just live in this era the best they can without the burdensome knowledge of the life they could have lived and I find that both fortunate and sad.
my friends: Why Are You Like This.
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