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Drab and Inconspicuous, Verdins Liven Up the Desert Anyway

Drab and Inconspicuous, Verdins Liven Up the Desert Anyway

The Hidden Desert: I never thought about verdins much before this year. I knew they existed, ridiculously tiny songbirds not much more massive than the insects they eat. That was before I had them next to my desk for most of the workday.
Where the Natives Are: 10 Indigenous Plant Environments Near You

Where the Natives Are: 10 Indigenous Plant Environments Near You

Concrete and Chaparral : Seasons? In Southern California? Of course! The spring season is when many plants, especially our local native plants, are in bloom. The last few weeks of spring not only give you a last chance to see their efflorescence, but to witness the transition into summer dormancy.
Go Wild: Celebrating the Gila Wilderness Area's 90th Birthday

Go Wild: Celebrating the Gila Wilderness Area's 90th Birthday

Golden Green: What do we mean by wilderness? The Gila Wilderness Area's history provides a complicated definition.
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