prickly pear opuntia in the desert

Texas Pricklypear (Opuntia lindheimeri)

Happy to find this Texas Pricklypear (Opuntia lindheimeri) on our visit to the desert. This cactus is native to North America, and they are adapted to survive in arid environments and are known for their ability to store water in their stems. They are often found in rocky or sandy soils and are a common […]

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quaking aspen populus tremuloides

The Fast-Growing Tree of the Forest: Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Are you ready to meet the tree that shakes up the forest? Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) is a deciduous tree species native to much of North America. From its stunning autumn leaves to its rapid growth rate, quaking aspen is a true standout in the plant world and naturalist. In this blog, we’ll answer some […]

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