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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Yosemite National Park, California
This interesting group of Giant Sequoia trees is located in Yosemite's Mariposa Grove. The Grove contains about 500 mature Giant Sequoia trees spread over 250 acres. The Giant Sequoias are the largest living things on earth and some in this Grove weigh over two million pounds.
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Friday, September 6, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Greetings from Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania holds many nicknames, The Key Stone State, The Cradle of Liberty, The High Water Mark of the Confederacy. Whichever you choose few states can boast as rich a history forming out nation. From clockwise upper left to right: The Capital building in Harrisburg, The Liberty Bell, Pittsburg, the Amish Country, covered bridge, and Gettysburg.
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Blue Mesa Reservoir
Located in the heart of Curecanti National Recreation Area, Blue Mesa Reservoir is Colorado's largest body of water. Kokanee salmon were introduced to Colorado in 1951, and the Blue Mesa Reservoir has since become the largest Kokannee salmon fishery in the United States.
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Saturday, June 29, 2013
Sue's skeleton on display in Stanley Field Hall
Sue, the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found, was discovered in 1990near Faith, South Dakota, by fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson. Sue's mounted skeleton was unvieled at The Field Museum on May 17, 2000.
Black Bear Cub
Black bear cubs are born during the hibernation period in late January. When born, they weigh about nine ounces and are the size of a stick of butter. From this point on, they grow very quickly weighing 15 to 20 pounds by May and about 75 pounds by the end of the summer. A fully grown male black bear weighs about 300 pounds.