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Fall Colors

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During a recent visit to Burney Falls State Park (Shasta County CA) the oaks in their fall colors appeared particularly brilliant this year. There are two native deciduous oaks in our area – the California black oak (Quercus kelloggii) and … Continue reading

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Cedar Waxwing

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Cedar waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) are specialized to eat fruit and berries. Occasionally these medium sized birds will catch protein-rich insects, such as mayflies, dragonflies or stoneflies, in flight or eat a beetle or scale insect from vegetation. Yet these insects are a minor … Continue reading

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