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Vacations Past: The Hummingbird on the Branch

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I didn’t manage to get that perfect, flying hummingbird shot on this trip in March, nor did I even manage to get as close as I did the June before, but I still think this is a pretty worthwhile shot. After all, how often do you get to see a hummingbird just chilling out on a branch?

Vacations Past: The Hummingbird on the Branch
28 March 2009
Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia, CA

Vacations Past: Lizard Push-ups

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If you’ve ever been curious to know why lizards do push ups, the answer to your question is in this article.

Vacations Past: Lizard Push-ups
28 March 2009
Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia, CA

Written by Allison Frost

November 5, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Vacations Past: The Butterfly on the Purple Daisy

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Vacations Past: The Butterfly on the Purple Daisy
28 March 2009
Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia, CA

Vacations Past: The Cormorant in the Pond

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As this is one of the few cormorants I’ve seen so close, I cannot really comment on which particular species it is. I am sure that it is a member of the genus phalacrocorax (bald raven), otherwise known as the cormorant or shag. Fun Fact: the older, Germanic names for these guys roughly translates into “sea raven” (Wikipedia).

The Cormorant in the Pond
06 June 2008
Los Angeles Arboretum, Los Angeles, CA

Vacations Past: The Hummingbird in the Flowers

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Never have I gotten so close to hummingbirds before as I have in Southern California. They are gorgeous, and quite happy to ignore you if you stay as still as possible. There had been times in the past when I had sat, reading on my balcony, and they flew right up to me, but I think in the Arboretum, surrounded by nature, they are even more perfect.

The Hummingbird in the Flowers
06 June 2008
Los Angeles Arboretum, Los Angeles, CA