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Plants and Lighting

I have heard a lot of people say that they can’t have plants in their house because they have no light in their home. Being someone who lives in a house that gets little natural light I have learned that in some cases, it can be true, but only in the sense that certain plants will not thrive in low ...

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Now That's A Nature Photographer!

Keith Sauer was our first contributor on SierraNewsOnline. His ability to be in the right place at the right time continues to amaze. Keith’s advice for budding photogs – “The first rule of nature photography is ‘be there.’ This scene happened minutes ago…” Check out the end of this encounter between baby deer and squirrel.

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Today In The Back Yard

Well, the rabbit ran off, the ravens dive bombed the squirrel and chased off the vultures, the finches chased off the chestnut backed chickadees, I didn’t even bother with the fawn and doe who live on the side of the house, but this morning at 6:30 when the quail was making a ruckus I snuck out and saw this pileated ...

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The Legend Of The Face On Half Dome

Growing up in Yosemite Valley, I was surrounded every day by incredible natural wonders like Yosemite Falls and El Capitan. These prominent and overpowering features of Yosemite simply cannot be missed, even by the casual visitor who is just passing through. Every rock formation that we see today exists because of its unique granite structure. As glaciers ground their way ...

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Dry and Hot! Indoor Plants and Humidity

I remember when I brought my first Maiden Hair Fern. You know, the ones with the delicate, tiny, vibrantly green, feather like leaves with dark thin stems. You don’t see them too often in stores that sell house plants these days and I think it’s because they’ve gotten a bad name for being extremely fragile. I know that was what ...

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Hiking on the Mono Trail to Spillway and Helen Lakes

We were on a mission to get to the icy lakes in and around Yosemite National Park before they had thawed and our timing was perfect on this hike up to Helen Lake. White puffy clouds floated over the lake, creating reflections along the edge that had started to melt. I said the word “Wowie” more than once when I ...

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