Monthly Archives: April 2013

Zea squamata

Walking home from school yesterday, Rachel and I stumbled upon an alligator lizard sunning herself on the trail. Her eyes were fiery orange, and her back was colored like indian corn. She held her legs close against her sides. Possibly … Continue reading

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An unexpected wattle

For the past two years, I have walked through Cave Gulch and across a patch of chaparral nearly every day on my way to school. I almost always take the same route, and I generally pay attention to my surroundings … Continue reading

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Southern California – Naturalizing in La Jolla

Last week I had the opportunity to give a seminar at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. The Scripps campus is a collection of research buildings perched on a steep slope above the ocean. Tall palms wave … Continue reading

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