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SCV Outdoor Report

    SCV Outdoor Report: Green Dracula

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    By Wendy Langhans


    Fresh, ripe, jucy tomatoes.  I’ll bet, if close your eyes right now, you can recall the smell.  Maybe, your mouth is watering just a little bit too.  But we’re not the only living things that are attracted to the scent of ripe tomatoes.  Their smell also attracts certain plants.  Plants?  Yes - specifically - dodder plants.

    SCV Outdoor Report: Saran Wrap

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    By Wendy Langhans

    My friend Lilian is an accomplished nature photographer, so the opening line of her email immediately caught my attention:  “This was the first time I have ever seen anything like this.”  I clicked through to her photo album and quickly discovered what she meant.  Her e-mail was, if anything, an understatement.

    SCV Outdoor Report: Hydrogeology for Dummies - pt 3.

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    By Wendy Langhans

    Quick - how many states are in the continental United States?  If you said 48, you’re right.  Now - how many watersheds are in the continental United States?  Would you believe me if I said more than 2,000?

    SCV Outdoor Report: Phototaxis

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    Hot August nights - a fine time to relax in a rocking chair on the front porch and listen to the crickets chirp.  Especially if you’re a cat.  Our cat, Mr. Bucky, likes it so much that he’s taken to sitting at the front door and yowling until I take him outside for a “rocking good time.”

    SCV Outdoor Report: A Tale Of Two Lilies

    By Wendy Langhans:

    I’ve travelled across Wisconsin more times than I can remember, but this time it was different.  This time, we “shunpiked”.  Shunpike is an old word, maybe 200 years old, which has recently come to mean avoiding major highways and choosing to travel along more scenic and lightly-travelled roads.  So this time, Hugh and I avoided the swift sprint along the I-90/94 in favor of a slower paced and more colorful stroll along WIS 16.

    SCV Outdoor Report: Muggy

    By Wendy Langhans

    “Muggy” is not a word I would normally use to describe summers in our Santa Clarita Valley.  “Hot”, yes, but not “muggy”.  Of course, muggy depends on what you are used to, but in the continental U.S., it usually begins to feel muggy when the dew point is above 65 °F.  For me, the air is muggy is when I begin to “feel” the thickness of the air and the sweat on my skin refuses to evaporate.