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  • Unlocking the Mystery of the Ancient Bristlecone Pines

Monarchs of Mexico

Monarchs of Mexico

The well-groomed horses slogged up the hill, each one bearing the weight of a local or foreign tourist. Each one guided by a local villager who might be anywhere between six and 60. The guide who led my tan horse was an adult, but I was surprised to see young girls and boys alike leading these large … [Read More...]

“Lucy in the Sky With Islands”

“Lucy in the Sky with Islands”

A neon emerald patch flashes by, surrounded by a sea of dark feathers. It’s here, gone again, then back for less than a second. As this Magnificent Hummingbird darts in to feed, I wonder how long it took to evolve such brilliant hues of green, purple and turquoise. The colors morph continuously with … [Read More...]

Mystery of the Ancient Bristlecone Pines

Unlocking the Mystery of the Ancient Bristlecone Pines

Envision being alive before Moses traversed the desert. Imagine existence before the Mayans disappeared. Consider life on Earth some 4,800 years ago. The Great Basin bristlecone pines in the forest of the White-Inyo Mountains of eastern California have survived that long. Scientists have … [Read More...]