Mango

Aug 3 2023

The mango plant, scientifically known as Mangifera indica which means “an Indian…


By Michael Noi

Fruits of Rosaceae

Apr 22 2023

Specimen Stories

Flowering plants differ from all other plants by producing seeds within fruits;…


By Amy Weiss

Biocrusts in Disturbed Areas

Apr 17 2023

Specimen Stories

Our crusty companions play many imperative restoration roles in disturbed habitats, as…


By Amanda M. Chandler

Vanishing Lakes: Tulare Lake

Apr 14 2023

Focus on Science

The California Central Valley was once a matrix of riparian grasslands and…


By Matthew C. Pace

Vanishing Lakes: Salton Sea

Apr 14 2023

Focus on Science

Ingloriously described as “the biggest environmental disaster in California history,” and a…


By Matthew C. Pace

Vanishing Lakes: Great Salt Lake

Apr 14 2023

Focus on Science

Great Salt Lake is a shallow, highly saline, terminal lake situated in northern…


By Matthew C. Pace

Black Pepper: King of Spices

Feb 18 2023

Specimen Stories

It’s hard to imagine entering a diner, sitting down on the shiny…


By Amy Sahud

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