Monthly Archives: November 2011

Geologic Control of Vegetation In Santa Barbara County

In certain places grass, sage brush and chaparral grow beside each other in notably separate and distinct patches. The specific place along the ground where grasses stop growing and woodier plants begin can be remarkably exact and linear in appearance … Continue reading

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Fossilized Sand Dollar

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Monarch Butterflies

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Gem-studded Puffball Mushrooms

Gem-studded puffball mushrooms grow in a wide variety of areas throughout Santa Barbara County. The specimens pictured here were growing trailside at the edge of dense stands of chaparral. Unlike the sort of giant puffballs I have found in Oregon, … Continue reading

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