aweeshaducci66 When researching the Whirling Rainbow I found this and thought it was interesting =) “The Whirling Rainbow Prophecy
There will come a day when people of all races, colors, and creeds will put aside their differences. They will come together in love, joining hands in unification, to heal the Earth and all Her children. They will move over the Earth like a great Whirling Rainbow, bringing peace, understanding and healing everywhere they go. Many creatures thought to be extinct or mythical will resurface at this time; the great trees that perished will return almost overnight. All living things will flourish, drawing sustenance from the breast of our Mother, the Earth.
The great spiritual Teachers who walked the Earth and taught the basics of the truths of the Whirling Rainbow Prophecy will return and walk amongst us once more, sharing their power and understanding with all. We will learn how to see and hear in a sacred manner. Men and women will be equals in the way Creator intended them to be; all children will be safe anywhere they want to go. Elders will be respected and valued for their contributions to life. Their wisdom will be sought out. The whole Human race will be called The People and there will be no more war, sickness or hunger forever” ~Ancient American Indian Prophecy #whirlingrainbow #clouds #beautiful #beautifulview #Moonstonebeach #withmylove #rainbow #beach #scenic #sunshine #lovingnature #nature #naturelover #natureshotoftheday #naturephotography #canon #california #ocean #cloudshot #sky #beautifulscene #mothernature #exploring #enjoyingthebeach #exploringnature #skyshot #cloudysky #interesting #positivity #peaceful
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aweeshaducci66 Exploring the tide pools at Moonstone Beach I stumbled across this little sene of sea creatures: a few Aggregating Sea Anemones, Sea Snails and then this one creature to the right that I had no idea what it was. But with a little research I found out that it's a Chiton. And here's a little information I found out about them =) Chitons are a small class of marine mollusks characterized by 8 overlapping dorsal shell plates or valves that are held by a leathery girdle. In some species though, the valves have become reduced and can appear to be embedded in the fleshy girdle. Their body shape exhibits bilateral symmetry. Chitons cannot withdraw into their shells, but rather clamp down and adhere to the substrate via suction with their powerful, flattened foot. This protects them from both predation and wave action. What's very interesting is that chiton teeth are one of the hardest and toughest materials known in nature. They also have a very particular structure that allows them to self-sharpen to a certain degree, somewhat like a knife that keeps its edge forever.
They also have a very interesting way of getting their food, they literally chews rock in order to eat. It grinds down rock to get at algae and other food particles that might be sandwiched in the rock. Which is the reason for the extremely strong teeth. #chiton #anemones #seasnails #ocean #beautiful #tidepool #seacreatures #moonstonebeach #stones #colorful #canonphotos #beach #rawcalifornia #savetheocean #beautifulocean #natureonly #mothernature #natureshotoftheday #rockhunting #thesimplethingsinlife #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #savetheplanet #lovingnature #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #exploring #interesting #enjoyingthebeach
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aweeshaducci66 The Moonstone Beaches are by far my favorite beaches so
far, I could sit for hours looking through all of the polished rocks along the shore. But this Abalone shell is one of my favorite find. So here's a little information about it. =) Abalone shells have a low and open spiral structure, and are characterized by several respiratory holes in a row near the shell’s outer edge. The innermost layer of the shell is composed of mother-of-pearl, which is the common name for iridescent nacre, a blend of minerals that is deposited inside their shells, coating and protecting them from parasites and foreign objects. Nacre is the same substance that is deposited around an object that becomes lodged in a mollusk, either naturally or inserted by humans, to become a pearl. And in many species is highly iridescent, giving rise to a range of strong and changeable colors which make them attractive to humans as a decorative object. The flesh of certain large abalone is considered by many to be a desirable food. Which despite a total ban on sports divers and the complete closure of the commercial harvest, it is in severe danger of being completely depleted, with poaching removing at an estimated 1000t per year. #abalone #ocean #beautiful #moonstonebeach #polishedstones #stones #colorful #canonphotos #beach #rawcalifornia #savetheocean #beautifulocean #natureonly #mothernature #natureshotoftheday #rockhunting #thesimplethingsinlife #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #simplybeautiful #savetheplanet #lovingnature #silhouette #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #exploring #interesting #enjoyingthebeach
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  •   queenofcups93 @aweeshaducci66 yeah that would be so fun! Just text me whenever you guys decide on a day to go. I'm always down for new adventures :) 6618894044 3d
  •   aweeshaducci66 Oh okay but that's awesome I've never seen a whole shell before like on the beach. I wanna see that actual animal they look pretty awesome too =) but oh in Mendocino have you been to glass beach?? @cee_love01 3d
  •   aweeshaducci66 Okie dokie awesome we need some more people that are down for adventures =) @queenofcups93 3d
  •   cee_love01 Yeah I've been to glass beach, where all the glass turns smooth... It didn't really have a lot like I thought it would 3d
  •   aweeshaducci66 Yea I've read that it doesn't have a lot but I've also read that if you didn't find much that you didn't go to the right spot so idk what to do lol I wanna go there really bad but I don't wanna drive that what 8 hours for nothing lol @cee_love01 3d
  •   cee_love01 Yea it's a distance but highway 1 views along Sonoma and Mendocino county are beautiful.... I Love it up There 3d
  •   aweeshaducci66 Oh I bet they are it seems like the more north you go on the 1 the more beautiful it gets =) @cee_love01 2d
  •   love_my_4_kms We spend a day nearly every weekend at Moonstone Beach so I know how you feel. It amazes me how the beach can change each week. One week there are hardly any rocks, the next week there are tons of rocks! Either way it is by far our favorite place to spend the day! Awesome picture! 21h

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aweeshaducci66 An Aggregating Anemone =) The aggregating anemone is found in tide pools along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Mexico. These anemones are usually small and green with a mouth in the middle that resembles a sucker. Anemones are voracious feeders that eat almost anything. Stinging cells called nematocystson on their tentacles that paralyze small prey animals. Anemones can even ingest small crabs and then spew out the shells. Anemones exposed to air retract their tentacles and shrink in size. Sticky bumps on their bodies collect sand and bits of shells, which provide camouflage and prevent them from drying out. Aggregating anemones live on rocks in tide pools and crevices, either alone or in dense masses. Each mass is a group of clones that are genetically identical and of the same sex. To clone themselves, anemones split in half—literally tearing themselves apart, which is called asexual reproduction. Asexual reproduction spreads new animals rapidly over rocks. Aggregating anemones also reproduce sexually by broadcasting eggs and sperm. Sexual reproduction results in new combinations of genes, and larvae that establish new colonies in other locations. Although they live side by side, clonemates from different groups are enemies. Warrior anemones with knoblike swellings packed with large stinging cells border each group. If a warrior comes in contact with an enemy warrior, they exchange a barrage of poison darts, causing injury to both until either warrior dies or vacates the area. #anemone #oceancreature #ocean #beautiful #AggregatingAnemone #seacreature #canonphotos #moonstonebeach #beach #rawcalifornia #savetheocean #beautifulocean #natureonly #mothernature #natureshotoftheday #thesimplethingsinlife #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #simplybeautiful #savetheplanet #lovingnature #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #withmylove #rocks #interesting #tidepools #enjoyingthebeach 6d

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aweeshaducci66 An American Coot =) Coots are noisy, gregarious members of the rail family. The coot is a medium-sized diving bird with a white bill, yellow legs, and lobed toes. Coots propel themselves through the water by pumping their heads back and forth. Flocks forage along the shore or on lawns. Coots also dive for aquatic plants. American Coots are opportunistic feeders which means, they eat what is available. Coots mainly eat plant material, but will also feed on insects, fish, tadpoles, snails, worms, and eggs of other birds. Coots are common at lower elevations in large freshwater ponds, lakes, and slow-moving rivers throughout the state. For nesting, they require tall marsh vegetation in shallow water. The nest is built by both the male and female, it's a floating platform made of stems of marsh plants. It is concealed in the vegetation and anchored to surrounding plants. Females lay 6-11 eggs which both sexes incubate. The young are able to swim soon after hatching and follow the parents to be fed. Pairs may have one to two broods per year. #amerciancoot #coot #birding #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #bird_watchers_daily #canonphotos #nature #natureonly #natureshotoftheday #allmightybirds #anythingfeathered #animal_captures #best_birds_of_instagram #bird_lovers_daily #exploring #enjoyingnature #hartpark #duckshitpond #water #pond 1w

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aweeshaducci66 Great Horned Owl =) The first year of life is the hardest to survive for Great Horned Owls and depends heavily on food abundance. Once they reach adulthood survival rates are very good. Their eyes are so large they cannot move them at all in their sockets like we can. So they're able to turn their heads farther. They accomplish this by having long necks with 14 cervical vertebrae as opposed to 7 in humans. They just have long, fluffy neck feathers and keep their necks squished down into an "S" shape so it looks like they don't have much of a neck. So they're can easily rotate to look directly behind itself, they can turn their heads all the way around if they start out facing backwards. This means the can see all the way around themselves without having to move their bodies at all. And not surprisingly they have no natural predators as adults, so most owls admitted to rehabilitation centers have human-caused problems. Great Horned Owls are carnivores and don't eat seeds, bread, or anything other than meat, almost anything that moves, and will even eat carrion if need be. They have one of the most diverse diets of North American owls. This helps them to be able to live in a wide variety of habitats, including cities. Because they eat fur, feathers, and bones along with the meat and organs. Their stomach acid isn't acidic enough to digest the bones, fur, and feathers, so they throw up pellets once a day that consist of these indigestible goodies. Then when it comes to nesting Great Horned Owls, like other owls, are clueless about building nests. They use other available structures to nest in, which include nests of hawks and crows; squirrel nests; small caves, ledges or crevices on cliffs or sometimes on the ground in the entrance to a den, and a variety of artificial nests put up by humans. They most often lay 2-3 eggs. The female develops a brood patch and does the incubation, which lasts an average number of days is 33. When they hatch, owlets grow very fast and eat like pigs but they won't fly well until 10-12 weeks of age. #greathornedowl #owl #bird #birds #birding #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatching 2w

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aweeshaducci66 Reasons Behind Beautiful Sunsets =) Sunsets have always caught the eye of many people. They're breathtakingly beautiful. But taking this picture it got me thinking, what makes the colors so bright and vivid? I've heard that pollution and smog played a factor in a beautiful sunrise/sunset; but by doing so research I found out that It's actually the opposite: Large particles in the lower atmosphere tend to mute and muddy the colors because they absorb more light and scatter all the wavelengths more or less equally, so you don't get that dramatic filtering effect. In areas with a lot of haze, you don't see those bright colors. So when a beam of sunlight strikes a molecule in the atmosphere, what's called "scattering" occurs, sending some of the light's wavelengths off in different directions. This happens millions of times before that beam gets to your eyeball at sunset. Which you have to keep in mind that what we see with our human eyes is just a tiny part of the electromagnetic radiation that's given off by the sun. That radiation contains a wide spectrum of wavelengths, but your eyes are only sensitive to certain parts of it: the so-called visible wavelengths. Different colors are associated with different wavelengths. The two main molecules in air, oxygen and nitrogen, are very small compared to the wavelengths of the incoming sunlight about a thousand times smaller. That means that they preferentially scatter the shortest wavelengths, which are the blues and purples. Basically, that's why the daytime sky is blue. The daytime sky would actually look purple to humans were it not for the fact that the sensitivity of our eyes peaks in the middle [green] part of the spectrum that is, closer to blue than to purple. But at sunset, the light takes a much longer path through the atmosphere to your eye than it did at noon, when the sun was right overhead. And that is enough to make a big difference as far as our human eyes are concerned. It means that much of the blue has scattered out long before the light reaches us. The blues could be somewhere over the West Coast, leaving a disproportionate amount of oranges and reds as that beam of light hits the East Coast. 3w

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aweeshaducci66 A Mallard Duck Enjoying The Sunset =) The widespread Mallard has given rise to a number of populations around the world that have changed enough that they could be considered separate species. The "Mexican Duck" of central Mexico and the extreme southwestern United States and the Hawaiian Duck both are closely related to the Mallard, and in both forms the male is dull like the female. The Mexican Duck currently is considered a subspecies of the Mallard, while the Hawaiian Duck is still given full species status. The standard duck’s quack is the sound of a female Mallard. Males don’t quack; they make a quieter, rasping sound.
Mallard pairs form long before the spring breeding season. Pairing takes place in the fall, but courtship can be seen all winter. Only the female incubates the eggs and takes care of the ducklings. Interestingly Mallard pairs are generally monogamous, but paired males pursue females other than their mates. So-called “extra-pair copulations” are common among birds and in many species are consensual, but male Mallards often force these copulations, with several males chasing a single female and then mating with her. #duck #mallardduck #birding #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #bird_watchers_daily #canonphotos #nature #natureonly #natureshotoftheday #allmightybirds #anythingfeathered #animal_captures #withmylove #wildlife #exploring #enjoyingnature #sunset #facts #hartpark #peacefulnature #mothernature #rawcalifornia #savetheplanet
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  •   instactius Hahahaha males don't Quack! Lovely presentation again... quack quack 4w
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  •   choezyphoto hey this is nice! :) 4w
  •   mpfbirdphotography To add on to your facts, sometimes, drakes will unintentionally kill hens by being so rough with her, causing her to become exhausted until she can't take anymore 6d

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aweeshaducci66 The History of Hart Park =) The origins of the park date back to 1921, when County Supervisor John Hart, convinced the county to purchase land along the Kern River, east of Gordon's Ferry. The goal was to create a large recreation park, which residents could use to escape the summer heat. Construction began shortly after the property was acquired. Development proceeded slowly, since the county did not appropriate funds. Instead, Hart relied largely on private donations for materials and volunteer labor. Almost every non-profit service club would participate in the effort. By May, 1936 the park was completed where it contained, three lakes: one for birds and other water fowl, one for rowing and paddle wheel boats, and one for swimming. In addition, there was a 2-acre swimming pool. Natural hot springs were used for a bath house. An amusement park was located on the east end of the park, which included a train and carousel. Concession booths were located at the boat lake and the amusement park. A zoo was located throughout the park. Then sadly in the 1960s and early 1970s he park began to decline. The exact reason for the decline is unknown although several possibilities have been proposed. Some believe the shift in development to the southwest led to the decline, others believe that growing entertainment options in the city resulted in less time spent in the park. Then the 1952 earthquake would eliminate the natural hot spring. Later, the zoo would close, as well as the swimming lake (water was supplied by the water wheel which was also falling into disrepair). The amusement park would close and Sniders would end their bicycle rental business. The concrete pool and the boat rentals would also close. But no matter what this park will always be a place to visit, it still holds it's natural beauty and a great place for bird watching. #hartpark #pond #water #geese #ducks #sunset #sunny #scenic #shining #sunshine #savetheplanet #simplybeautiful #withmylove #cloudysky #california #canonphotos #rawcalifornia #natureonly #history #natureshotoftheday #naturelover #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #exploring #beautifulview #duckshitpond #mothernature #allmightybirds 4w

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aweeshaducci66 The Kern River Canyon =) The North Fork flows through Sequoia National Park and the Sequoia National Forest, past post-pile formations, spiked-granite protrusions and sharp rock ledges. The North Fork Kern River canyon within the Golden Trout Wilderness may be the longest, linear glacially-sculpted valley in the world. It contains regionally unique features referred to as Kernbuts and Kerncols. These rounded to elongated (parallel to the axis of the canyon) granitic knobs called Kernbuts and the depressions between them called Kerncols were first identified and named in the Kern Canyon. The North Fork River corridor also includes regionally uncommon wetland habitat at Kern Lakes and the alkaline seep at the Forks of the Kern. The wetland habitat contains several uncommon aquatic and marsh species; the alkaline seep also supports several uncommon plants. The river's deep pool habitat supports a population of wild trout and also vividly colored hybrid trout.
The South Fork Kern River flows through a diverse landscape, including whitewater, waterfalls, large granite outcrops interspersed with open areas and open meadows with extensive vistas. The segment in the Dome Land Wilderness flows by numerous granitic domes and through a rugged and steep granitic gorge where whitewater rapids are common. With a gradient of 30 feet per mile, the North Fork Kern is one of the steepest and wildest whitewater rivers in North America. The Forks Run is a nearly continuous series of Class IV and V rapids and waterfalls. The Upper Kern is a popular stretch of river for whitewater boating, camping and fishing. The Lower Kern runs 32 miles from Isabella Dam to the canyon mouth above Bakersfield, California. #kernriver #river #upperkern #water #withmylove #fallcolors #fallleaves #beautiful #beautifulview #canonphotos #california #scenic #savetheplanet #keepkernclean #peaceful #positivity #planteearth #peacefulnature #hiking #history #facts #nature #natureonly #naturelover #natureshotoftheday #rawcalifornia #roadtrip #rocks #mothernature #enjoyingnature
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aweeshaducci66 Happy 2 year anniversary My Love =) there no one else more perfect I would want to spend the rest of my life with. I know we have our ups and downs but, it's just makes us that much stronger. I can't wait to be able to really start our lifes together. And even though we weren't able to get each other Christmas presents, it not what matters to me at all. The only thing I want is you and me enjoying our days to come in the beauty of nature. So here's to us as we ride into this new year of new and exciting adventures! 1mon
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aweeshaducci66 A beautifully colored Nyssa Sylvatica =) Also called sour gum, black gum, and black tupelo. This tree has been in cultivation since 1750; its brilliant foliage makes it a popular ornamental. If you are considering planting it, be glad, for it is essentially pest-free; the few pests that attack it are not serious. It's slow to become established after transplanting, so after-planting care is important. Once established, trees require little care besides watering during drought. It also tolerates urban growing conditions. Naturally Nyssa sylvatica is found in a variety of upland and wetland habitats in its extensive range. Its flowers are an important source of honey and its fruits are important to many migrating bird species in the fall. Its early color change is thought to attract birds to the available fruit, which ripen before many other fall fruits and berries. The fruit is quite marked, dark blue, in clusters of two or three. The sour fruits are eagerly sought by many kinds of birds. Also their hollow trunks provide nesting or denning opportunities for bees and various mammals. It is the longest living non-clonal flowering plant in Eastern North America, capable of obtaining ages of over 650 years. #blackgumtree #treestreestrees #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #withmylove #landscape #lovingnature #sunny #sunshine #savetheplanet #mothernature #canon #california #canonphotos #hiking #planteearth #lakeming #falltrees #beautifultree #fallcolors #simplybeautiful #lovingfall #fallleaves #leaves #tree 2mon

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aweeshaducci66 Brown Pelicans =) The Brown Pelican is a comically elegant bird with an oversized bill, sinuous neck, and big, dark body. Squadrons glide above the surf in V shaped or line formations along southern and western coasts, rising and falling in a graceful echo of the waves. They feed by plunge-diving from high up, The Brown, and the closely related Peruvian Pelican are the only pelican species to perform spectacular head-first dives, they tuck their heads and rotates its body to the left. This maneuver is probably to cushion the trachea and esophagus from the impact, which are found on the right side of the neck, while still using the force of impact to stun small fish. its throat pouch expands to trap the prey and scooping it and up to 2.6 gallons of water, which they drain from their pouches while sneaky gulls and terns try to still their food right from their beaks. Pelicans incubate their eggs with the skin of their feet, essentially standing on the eggs to keep them warm; but in the mid-twentieth century pesticides were introduced into the food chain. The pesticide Endrin killed pelicans outright, while DDT contamination caused them to lay thinner eggs that cracked under the weight of incubating parents. After nearly disappearing from North America in the 1960s and 1970s, Brown Pelicans made a full comeback thanks to pesticide regulations. #brownpelicans #pelicans #santabarbara #bird #birds #birding #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #bird_watchers_daily #canonphotos #nature #natureonly #natureshotoftheday #allmightybirds #natureshotoftheday #nationalgeographic #actionshot #anythingfeathered #animal_captures #best_birds_of_instagram #bird_lovers_daily #exploring #enjoyingnature #enjoyingthebeach 2mon

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aweeshaducci66 Sunset at Tenaya Lake =) More history I found about the lake. Which got it's name after Chief Tenaya, who met the Mariposa Brigade near the shores of the lake. Tenaya protested that the lake already had a name: Pie-we-ack, or "Lake of the Shining Rocks." This original name is now attached to a granite dome to the east of the lake.
As part of the 1864 Yosemite grant, the area became the first park land to be federally protected for preservation and public use. Yosemite became a national park in 1916 with the advent of the National Park Service. A little bit more information on the Glacier that formed Tenaya Lake, which flowed out of the vast Tuolumne Ice Sheet and down to Yosemite Valley. This same glacier created Half Dome. The Tenaya Glacier was lightly loaded with debris, and did not leave a large amount of moraine material near Tenaya Lake. #tenayalake #lake #landscape #lovingnature #sunset #water #withmylove #stars #shining #nature #beautiful #beautifulview #beautifulshot #beautifulplace #beautifulscene #nationalgeographic #natureshotoftheday #peaceful #positivity #planteearth #peacefulnature #canon #california #canonpowershotsx50hs #yosemite #mothernature #sunny #scenic #rawcalifornia #roadtrip
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aweeshaducci66 Tenaya Lake =) Created when the glaciers receded about 10,000 years ago. It is dammed by a glacial moraine and a stream has created a stable spillway that normally overflows each year during the Spring snow melt. This water travels down to Mirror Lake via Tenaya Canyon. In recent history the water levels have varied somewhat with the Spring snow-melt but normally, the lake maintains fairly constant levels year to year. (At least in our lifetime.) but here's where it gets really interesting. in some parts, believe it or not, the water level reaches to 100 feet deep! I couldn't believe it! Because I could remember seeing these logs sticking out of the water which made it look shallow, but then after doing some research I found out they weren't logs at all but huge snags. Dead Lodgepole Pine trees still rooted in the lake bottom! These snags are standing in anywhere from 26 to 62 feet of water! And theses two snags are actually from two different periods in time, some of the dead trees were about 70 years old when they died and others were about 140 years old. They lived and died about 900 years ago, during the medieval period in history. Then after doing more research I found out that California had two major droughts during the medieval time period in history. The first one lasted 220 years and this is when the first batch of Lodgepole Pines were able to colonize the dry lake shore.
Amazingly, this 220 year drought was followed by 100 years of very wet weather, enough to start filling Tenaya Lake and killing that first batch of trees. Well, then came a second drought. This one lasted about 140 years and the second batch of Lodgepoles were able to colonize on the dry shores of Tenaya Lake. I'm glad we stopped at this very interesting lake =) #beautiful #beautifulplace #beautifulview #rocks #water #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #withmylove #landscape #lovingnature #sunny #sunshine #savetheplanet #mothernature #canon #california #canonphotos #hiking #planteearth #roadtrip #tenayalake #interesting #history #yosemite #lake #rawcalifornia
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aweeshaducci66 More Whitetail Deer =) In the spring and summer months, the coat of a white tailed deer is reddish-brown in color. In the fall and winter, the coat turns to a duller grayish-brown color. The coat of a young deer, fawn, is reddish in color with white spots. The spots normally disappear in 3-4 months. As the name implies, the under side of the tail is white. The male white tailed deer, buck, normally weighs about 130-300 pounds. The female, doe, weighs about 90-200 pounds. The average height is 3 feet. The diet of the white tailed deer varies, depending on the time of the year. In the summer, they normally eat green plants, aquatic plants, nuts, and fruits. In the fall, they mostly eat evergreen plants and grasses. In the winter, they basically survive off of woody plants. Their stomachs have four chambers and each one functions differently. After eating quickly, to avoid predators, they will find a safe area to rest and digest their food. To improve digestion, they will regurgitate their food, chew it for a second time, and swallow. Males will compete among other males for the female. Bucks will attempt to mate with as many females as they can. During this time, he will rarely eat or rest. In mid to late spring, the doe will give birth to 1-3 fawns. Fawns can walk at birth and in a few days they will begin nibbling on vegetation. They are weaned from their mother in about 8-10 weeks. Young females usually stay with their mother for 2 years while young males leave sooner, about 1 year. The female white tailed deer is very protective of her young. When searching for food, the mother will hide her offspring, its spots will help camouflage him or her from predators; until they are old enough to follow her, about 4 weeks of age. #deer #wildlife #whitetaildeer #withmylove #nature #natureonly #natureshotoftheday #naturephotography #beautiful #beautifulshot #beautifulview #Yosemite #animals #animal_captures #scenic #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #canon #california #canonphotos #canonpowershotsx50hs #thesimplethingsinlife #forest #fall #treestreestrees #nationalgeographic #mothernature #roadtrip #rawcalifornia 3mon

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aweeshaducci66 White Tail Deer =) Deer are members of the order Artiodactyle, which means that they have hoofs with an even number of toes.Deer can be found around the world. They are native to all continents except for Australia and Antarctica. There are about 100 types of deer, of course the whitetail deer, and reindeer, elk, moose, mule deer, blacktail deer and caribou.
Male deer are called bucks, bulls, stags or harts. Female deer are called does, cows or hinds. Young deer are called fawns or calfs.
Deer can adapt well to just about any habitat. They prefer to live in "edge" habitats. Edges are human-made or natural habitat breaks, for instance from woods to croplands. They will use the woodlands for cover and shelter and the open land to graze in. In northern latitudes, deer may live in different areas in the summer and winter months. These areas can be as far as 30 miles apart. Deer are the only animals that have antlers. They are the fastest growing living tissue on earth. Antlers are usually only found on males. In some species, like caribou, you will also find them on females. Moose have the largest antlers. Antlers grow from spring until fall. While growing, antlers are covered with a soft tissue known as velvet. This tissue contains a network of nerves and blood vessels and is very sensitive. In the fall, the velvet is shed and the antlers harden. In the winter, the antlers are shed. Antlers should not be confused with horns. Horns are never shed and continue to grow throughout the animal's life. If they are broken, they won't grow back. #deer #whitetaildeer #animals #fall #Yosemite #california #canonpowershotsx50hs #canonphotos #beautiful #lovingnature #exploring #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #mothernature #savetheplanet #peaceful #positivity #planteearth #peacefulnature #eating #beautifulshot #nature #natureonly #naturephotography #natureshotoftheday #leaves #fallleaves #withmylove #wildlife #forest
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aweeshaducci66 Beautiful Fall Aspen Trees =) Quaking aspens, also called trembling aspens, are named for their leaves. Flat leaves attach to branches with lengthy stalks called petioles, which quake or tremble in light breezes. Quaking aspens regularly grow in dense, pure stands, creating a stunning golden vista when their leaves change color in the fall. The white bark is one identifying characteristic of this tree, but the bark is special for more reasons than just its unique appearance. The bark layer of quaking aspens carries out photosynthesis, a task usually reserved for tree leaves. In winter, when other deciduous trees are mostly dormant, quaking aspens are able to keep producing sugar for energy! Deer, moose, and elk seek shade from aspen groves in summer. These same animals consume bark, leaves, buds, and twigs of quaking aspen throughout the year. Ruffed grouse is especially dependent on quaking aspen for food and nesting habitat. People use quaking aspen for fuel and to make paper, particle board, furniture, and hamster bedding. Quaking aspens are the most widely distributed tree species in North America. They grow in Alaska and Canada, all the way south to Mexico! They withstand such a wide range in climatic conditions by growing at lower altitudes in the north and higher altitudes in the south. Quaking aspens are conspicuously absent from the U.S. southeast, because there are no high elevation mountains to act as a habitat. #fall #aspentrees #fallaspen #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #enjoyingnature #enjoyingthebeach #exploringnature #withmylove #landscape #lovingnature #sunny #sunshine #savetheplanet #mothernature #canon #california #canonphotos #Yosemite #hiking #planteearth #roadtrip #beautiful #beautifulplace #beautifulview #treestreestrees #rawcalifornia #canonpowershotsx50hs 3mon
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  •   ed_cooper_photography Great shot! I'd like to humbly thank you for the follow! Welcome! It is my intention to always enrich your time here on IG by sharing my passion of the love of mountains and nature through my photos. 3mon

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aweeshaducci66 Circumhorizontal Arc =) Also called Fire Rainbows which neither fire, nor rainbows, but are so called because of their brilliant pastel colors and flame like appearance. Technically they are known as circumhorizontal arc - an ice halo formed by hexagonal, plate-shaped ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds. The halo is so large that the arc appears parallel to the horizon, hence the name. Brightly colored circumhorizontal arc occur mostly during the summer and between particular latitudes. When the sun is very high in the sky, sunlight entering flat, hexagon shaped ice crystals gets split into individual colors just like in a prism. The conditions required to form a “fire rainbow” is very precise – the sun has to be at an elevation of 58° or greater, there must be high altitude cirrus clouds with plate-shaped ice crystals, and sunlight has to enter the ice crystals at a specific angle. This is why circumhorizontal arc is such a rare phenomenon. #firerainbow #clouds #beautiful #beautifulview #Yosemite #withmylove #rainbow #sunny #scenic #sunshine #lovingnature #nature #naturelover #natureshotoftheday #naturephotography #canon #california #canonpowershotsx50hs #cloudshot #sky #beautifulscene #mothernature #exploring #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #skyshot #cloudysky cloudy 3mon

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