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SCV Outdoor Report

    SCV Outdoor Report: All That Glitters

    By Wendy Langhans

    If you somehow acquired x-ray vision and could see through my mud-caked hiking boots, you’d find ten toenails gleaming with vivid red nail polish, a leftover from a wedding we recently attended.

    I can’t remember the exact name of the color - I think it was something like “Crimson... Cardinal... Vermilian... Carmine... Red.”

    SCV Outdoor Report: Rapt Attention

    By Wendy Langhans

    Dear Readers,

    Thanks to a sharp-eyed reader and a knowledgeable birding friend, I learned that the bird I had initially identified as a Red-Shouldered Hawk was, in fact, a Cooper’s Hawk.  I’m not sure if it’s egg or guano on my face, but I apologize for the error.  The story has been revised to be more accurate.

    SCV Outdoor Report: Bear Berries

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    By Wendy Langhans

    1763.  It was the year that saw the end of the “French and Indian War”.  Josiah Wedgewood (grandfather of Charles Darwin) created a type of dinnerware known as “Queensware”, which is still sold today.

    SCV Outdoor Report: Aliso Canyon

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    By Wendy Langhans

    While I was grading theology papers the other day, I came across a questionable statement,  “rebirth is always progressive”.  I smiled to myself as two pictures came into my mind, pictures that were taken last Saturday in Aliso Canyon, documenting the rebirth that was occurring in the aftermath of last year’s destructive Station Fire.

    SCV Outdoor Report: A Blistering Improv

    By Wendy Langhans

    The e-mail header asked, “Do you know what this is?”  Whenever I receive an e-mail like this, I never know what I’m going to find.  It could be simple, an easy-to-answer question or it could be a bit more challenging, like this one turned out to be.  But there is an upside to a challenging question - I learn something new (and I can share what I learned with you).

    SCV Outdoor Report: A Fluff Piece

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    By Wendy Langhans

    Oh look, there goes one....and there goes another...the air was full of them.  I was sitting out on my back porch, enjoying a cup of tea, literally watching the world pass by. The sky was full of tiny little white pieces of fluff, swirling past me on the ever-changing air currents.  What was going on?

    SCV Outdoor Report: Nastic "Un"-brellas

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    By Wendy Langhans

    One afternoon last week, Mr. Langhans and I played hookey.  We ditched our "to do" list and took a drive out to the Antelope Valley Poppy reserve.

    But before we left, we had a "discussion" about whether or not to bring umbrellas.  He's much more worried about getting wet that I am.  As it turned out, the weather was lovely - no need for umbrellas - and it was well work the trip.