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This week Leonard and I revisited the Cove Fire site that we are monitoring along Modoc National Forest Road 40N11. The Cove Fire in late July and early August of 2017 burned over 30,000 acres in Modoc County CA, including … Continue reading
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Ponderosa pines (Pinus ponderosa) are considered one of the most fire resistant conifers in the west because of their seedlings’ propensity to benefit from mineral soil seedbeds and open habitats created by wildfires. This fire resistance increases as the tree … Continue reading
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About a week ago Leonard and I were walking along the Pacific Crest Trail in Warner Valley near Drakesbad (Plumas Cunty CA). The three mammals species we encountered were intently eating and much too preoccupied to be concerned by our … Continue reading
Tagged chickaree, Citellus lateralis, Columbia blacktail deer, Douglas' tree squirrel, Gayophytum diffusum, golden-mantled ground squirrel, natural history, Odocoileus hemionus columbianus, Pinus ponderosa, ponderosa pine, spreading groundsmoke, Tamiasciurus douglasii
The ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) is a gymnosperm, that is, it belongs to the group of plants in which seeds are formed exposed or “naked” on sporophylls (spore bearing leaves), as contrasted with angiosperms where the seed is formed within … Continue reading
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In late November Leonard and I went to collect pine cones near Willow Creek Campground on California Highway 139 near Adin CA. Ponderosa (Pinus ponderosa) and Jeffrey pines (Pinus jeffreyi), and hybrids of the two, are plentiful in that area. … Continue reading