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2.5 Million Each Hour

June 30th, 2009 No comments

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“Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.” Please Recycle! – Source: Clean Air Council

“More than 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills and incinerators every day – a total of about 22 billion last year. Six times as many plastic water bottles were thrown away in the US in 2004 as in 1997. From sea to shining sea, plastic water bottles are clogging the streams and tributaries that feed into America’s rivers. The bottles that are not contained by fallen trees and other debris along our inland waterways are floating out into the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. From there they are finding their way to the shores of island communities and coastal countries that are themselves only just beginning to experience the problems associated with plastic beverage bottle waste.” Source: Container Recycling Institute

Passing Storm

June 29th, 2009 2 comments

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Great Spangled Fritillary

June 26th, 2009 2 comments

Great Spangled Fritillary on Purple Thistle
The Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It starts flying before dawn and returns to rest in mid-afternoon (Fullard & Napoleone 2001). It can be found in late June through August around black-eyed Susans, thistles, and other nectar producing flowers. Photo taken at the base of Wellsville Mountains near Cold Water July 24 2007.

Curiosity

June 25th, 2009 2 comments

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Young calves are captivated by a visiting photographer. Photo taken June 2009 in Benson Utah.

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Meet The Challenge

June 24th, 2009 No comments

Meet The Challenge
Meet The Challenge. This sculpture sits at the entrance of Utah State University inviting all who enter to meet the challenge. Sculpture by Michael B. Hamby. Photo taken May 2009.

Field of Blooms

June 23rd, 2009 No comments

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Field of Mules-Ears (Wyethia) mixed with purple Locoweed are in bloom above the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Photo Taken June 2009 – North Logan Utah. Be sure to check out the three additional images below.

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Blanket Flowers

June 22nd, 2009 1 comment

Sidewalk Flowers
Gaillardia (pronounced /ɡeɪˈlɑrdiə/), the Blanket flowers, is a genus of drought-tolerant annual and perennial plants from the sunflower family (Asteraceae), native to North America. It was named after M. Gaillard de Charentonneau, an 18th-century French magistrate who was a patron of botany. The common name refers to the inflorescence’s resemblance to brightly patterned blankets made by native Americans. Source: Wikipedia. Photo taken in North Logan near 1950 E 1500 N. June 2009. Thanks Tony’s Grove Garden Center for plant identification.

June Sunset

June 19th, 2009 1 comment

June Sunset

A Beautiful Sunset in Cache Valley Utah, Photo Taken June 2009 – Logan Utah

Barbed Wire Show

June 18th, 2009 No comments

World's Rarest Wire - Only Star on Square Wire Known to Exist.

The Barbed Wire Show visited Logan Utah June 11-13 2009. On display were hundreds of rare and unusual barbed wires and fencing tools from the 1870-1920. Pictured above is the world’s rarest wire known to exist, a star on square wire.

Learn more about barbed wired at Antique Barbed Wire Society.

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Gravel Nest

June 17th, 2009 4 comments

Killdeer Nest

Killdeer nest on open ground, often on gravel. They may use a slight depression in the gravel to hold the eggs, but they do not line it at all, or line it only with a few stones. Since there is no structure to stand out from its surroundings, a killdeer nest blends marvelously into the background. Furthermore, the speckled eggs themselves look like stones. Source: Wikipedia

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