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Death Valley National Park
In a state of superlatives, Death Valley National Park can outrank the best. It contains the lowest point in the United States, the hottest and driest climates, remarkable history, and the most outstanding photo opportunities ever created by shifting sands, canyons, marble cliffs, and historical rui
One of Los Angeles County's most beautiful private gardens, Descanso is both tame and wild.
Get away from the crowds and go hiking at this geological wonder only an hour and a half northeast of Los Angeles!
Downtown San Diego Beerpubs
The epicenter of the West Coast beer making phenomenon is the city of San Diego, and, for connoisseurs of craft brewing, a visit here takes on the mantle of a pilgrimage.
Droughts are part of California's ecology. The science behind the headlines is ambivalent when understanding the state.
Drought Tolerant Butterfly Gardening
Drought gardening can also be butterfly gardening. Many plants that well in the dry California landscape also provide nectar and foraging for caterpillars and butterflies.
EL Nino Southern Oscillation
What is ENSO? What is El Nino? This article is a brief introduction to the weather pattern that helps to create California's cycle of drought and flood.
Eucalyptus Trees in California
In many parts of California, eucalyptus trees seem to be part of the natural landscape. However, this particular tree isnít native to the state. Like many other examples of flora and fauna, the introduction of a foreign species to the eco-system has been a very mixed blessing.
Fall Color in California's State Parks
The East Coast is famous for fall color, but California's got it as well. The State Park system is a particularly lovely place to 'leaf-peep'.
Fall Color in the Eastern Sierras
California isnít known for the spectacular fall colors associated with the East Coast, but the shows here arenít half bad. Take a weekend in the Eastern Sierras and see for yourself.
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