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SCV Outdoor Report

    SCV Outdoor Report: Fresh Blossoms On Aisle 11

    By Wendy Langhans

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    The blossoms of grape soda lupine change color to a monochrome purple after pollination.

    Did you know that some flowers color-code their blossoms to indicate freshness?  

     

    SCV Outdoor Report: Wildlife Corridors In The SCV

    By Wendy Langhans

     

    When you pull out a roadmap of Santa Clarita, you eyes are naturally drawn to the grid of streets and street names.  Just where is that new restaurant? How do we get from here to there?

    But when I looked at the new South Coast Wildlands map of the wildlife corridors running through Southern California, my eyes were drawn to the Santa Clarita Valley.  I recognized the donut-shaped greenbelt surrounding our valley.  Du-oh!  A donut!

    SCV Outdoor Report: A Patchwork Quilt of Open Space

    By: Wendy Langhans

     

    When our daughter Ellie was born, her Godmother gave her a priceless gift, a handmade quilt.  It was a lovely piece of work, with various delicate calico prints pieced together into log-cabin blocks.  The blocks were then connected to one another by means of a solid-colored border.

    Years later when Ellie was a teenager, she wanted a more “mature” looking bedroom.  So I carefully packed away her quilt, hoping she would want it again someday when she was truly mature enough to recognize its value as an heirloom.

    SCV Outdoor Report: A Tree Chock-Full of Gifts

    By Wendy Langhans

    To the casual observer it’s a funny-looking tree - gray patches of bark flake off the trunk like a bad case of psoriasis.  Not to mention the brown and prickly spherical balls dangling from the branches, like a cheap imitation of a Christmas tree.

    SCV Outdoor Report: A Fine Romance

    By: Wendy Langhans

     

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    A hummingbird romance in February results in babies later in the spring. Photo by Dianne Erskine.

    Chirp!  My sleepy afternoon reverie on a sunny porch was suddenly interrupted by a soft chirping noise.