Nature Notes

September 29, 2012

Plants of the Sonora Desert

Filed under: Arizona,Flowers — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

California Torch Cactus

The Sonoran Desert is a North American desert which straddles part of the United States-Mexico border and covers large parts of the U.S. states of Arizona and California, and the Mexican state of Sonora.

It is one of the largest and hottest deserts in North America with an area of 120,000 square miles (311,000 sq. km.).

One of the best places to learn about the Sonora desert is the Arizona State Desert Museum which contains representative plants and animals. Most of these images were taken there.

Teddy Bear Cholla, Opuntia bigeloviiSaguaro Cactus at sunset, Cereus giganteusSaguaro Cactus at sunset, Cereus giganteusSonoran Old Man Cactus, Pilosocereus alensisSenita Cactus, Lophocereus schottiiSanta Rita Prickley PearPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria poselgeriPorcupine Prickly Pear, Opuntia erinaceaPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria tesocapcensisPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria standleyiPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria marksianaPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria hertrichianaPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria canelensisPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria ssp.Devil\'s Club Cholla, Grusonia invictaGolden HedgehogHuachuca Agave, Agave parryi huachinsisHybrid Torch CactusHecho Cactus, Pachycereus pectinaboriginumCalifornia Barrel Cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceusBeaver Tail Cactus, Opuntia basilarisArizona Claret Cup, Echinocereus coccineusBishop\'s Mitre Cactus, Astrophytum myrostigmaBarrel Cactus, Ferocactus sp.Totem Pole Cactus, Lophocereus monstrosusPincushion Cactus, Mammilaria setispina

 

If you are a gardener and arrived here, you may also find this useful 100 Easy-To-Grow Native Plants: For American Gardens in Temperate Zones

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September 27, 2012

Jordon Pond, Acadia N.P., Maine

Filed under: Landscape,Maine — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

Jordon Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine

One of the most visited area of Acadia National Park, Jordon Pond was formed by the Wisconsin Ice Sheild during the last glacial period. It’s lovely large round boulders and the shapely hills surrounding it, create many photographic opportunities.

There is a trail around it with several others branching off.

Jordon Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine
Jordon Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine


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September 26, 2012

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The Nature Watch Collection – Book One

Filed under: General — Tags: — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

 

I think those who love nature and the outdoors would be fascinated by this first collection of writings from Gerry Rising.

“For over twenty years Gerry Rising has been writing a weekly “Nature Watch” column for The Buffalo News. A collection of some of his columns is now available in eBook format.

Dr. Gerald R. Rising Sr., the Gerry Rising of these columns, is State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at the University at Buffalo. His “day job” at the university has been working with school mathematics teachers and teaching mathematics and computer science. Rising is the author of over a dozen mathematics texts. The most recent include Program Your Calculator and About Mathematics, the latter written for college liberal arts students.”

I am pleased to have been able to share in this project by having my images included in the publication.

You can check it out at Amazon  The Nature Watch Collection Book One

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