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Monthly Archives: December 2004

Poinsettias-California’s Gold (121)

Written on December 12, 2004 at 9:16 pm, by

Albert Ecke immigrated from Germany to Southern California in 1902 and opened a roadside stall selling fruits and vegetables. By the 1920s his son Paul started selling some of the wild poinsettia plants that grew in the hills above their stall. From these small beginnings, it is now estimated that over 90% of all flowering  Continue Reading »

Lanphere Dunes- California’s Golden Coast (109)

Written on December 8, 2004 at 1:33 am, by

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located on the northwestern California coast near Arcata. The refuge protects wetlands and bay habitats for migratory birds, and includes the Lanphere Dunes. It is one of the most pristine dune ecosystems remaining in the Pacific Northwest. Join Huell as he tours the dunes and learns about the coastal sand  Continue Reading »