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Obligatory St. Patrick’s Day Post

I’m not remotely Irish (mostly French and German) but I can always get behind a little cultural festivity. In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, here are a few nature photos for the holiday courtesy of recent visits to Olympic National Park and Yellowstone … Continue reading

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Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle (Accipitriformes: Accipitridae: Haliaeetus leucocephalus) has been an iconic symbol throughout United States history. Long sacred to several Native American cultures, it was adopted as the national bird of the United States in 1782. Since then it has appeared on … Continue reading

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park protects a vast array of spectacular and invaluable natural features within its 3469 square miles (8985 square km) in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. It contains the world’s largest collection of geysers as well as many other geothermal features like hot … Continue reading

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Random Insect: White-spotted sawyer beetle

Found throughout conifer forests of North America, white-spotted sawyer beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Monochamus scutellatus) are economically important tree pests. They attack several species of pines (Pinus spp., Pinaceae) and spruces (Picea spp., Pinaceae) as well as balsam firs (Abies balsamea, Pinaceae), often … Continue reading

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Old Faithful Eruption

Old Faithful Geyser erupting at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Recorded 09/07/2014.

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