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Along the Path/ Wild Cucumber: One Craz-zy Wild Plant!

By Susan Rothrock Deo Don’t you just love the surprises that come out of the ground after a few good rains here in Southern California? I’m especially fond of the native plants in my yard or along the trails, but…

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Along the Path: A Young Person’s Guide to Exploring Nature

Leave it to the Leaves By Susan Deo Have you ever lain down under a tree on a sunny summer day and looked up at the leaves above you? Did you notice how each leaf has oriented itself for maximum…

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Along the Path: A Young Person’s Guide to Exploring Nature

The Bladderpod and Its House Guest By Susan Deo The first time I saw a bladderpod (Peritoma arborea) and its house guest, the harlequin bug (Murgantia histrionica) I was intrigued. Honestly? You almost always find harlequin bugs on these plants?…

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Along the Path: A Young Person’s Guide to Exploring Nature

Sunflower Surprises By Susan Rothrock Deo What looks like a single flower may be hundreds of tiny flowers.

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