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SCV Outdoor Report

    SCV Outdoor Report: Wet Dog Shake

    By Wendy Langhans

    My Dad was (and still is) an avid duck hunter, so I grew up around hunting dogs.  At an early age, I learned the two fundamental “Wet Dog” rules of thumb.  First - the more a wet dog likes you, the closer it gets to you before shaking off the water.  Second - you can’t outrun a wet dog.  And just last week, I discovered a third rule of thumb - the bigger the mammal, the slower the shake.

    SCV Outdoor Report: More Than Meets The Eye

    By Wendy Langhans

    No matter what time of year, you see their pictures everywhere - in magazines at the checkout counter, Dentist’s office and even the waiting room at the DMV.  Their pictures are plastered all over electronic media too - satellite and cable TV shows and web pages.  They’re high-fashion models, and we recognize them because most have a certain “look” about them.

    SCV Outdoor Report: Top Gun Mantis

    By Wendy Langhans

    According to ancient Greek mythology, Cyclops were giant monsters with one eye.  But I never heard of any one-eared monsters.  Until now.  Meet “Top Gun” Mantis.

     

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    SCV Outdoor Report: Not All Acorns Taste Alike

    By Wendy Langhans

    Have you ever taken a bite of something and immediately spit it out?  Anyone spending time with a toddler has observed this behavior (and probably cleaned up after it).  From a human perspective, rejecting bitter-tasting foods is one way we protect ourselves from toxic chemicals.  But plants see things from a different perspective; making themselves taste bitter is one way they protect themselves from being eaten.

    SCV Outdoor Report:Fruits Of Their Labors

    By Wendy Langhans

    Normally, I look for Prickly Pear Cactus in the spring; their cheerful yellow flowers are quite striking in May and June.  But last weekend, I got to see the fruits of their labors - pear-shaped, purplish-red fruit known as “Tunas”.

     

     

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    SCV Outdoor Report: A Little Night Music

    By Wendy Langhans

    Sometimes I go in search of stories and sometimes they go in search of me.  Sometimes...they even pay a visit to my back porch.