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Walk With The Dinosaurs

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Yes you can! Literally! At Dinosaur Ridge National Natural Landmark located in Morrison, Colorado which is just west of Denver. It is where some of the world’s best known dino fossils were found including Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus and Allosaurus. Here you will find beautifully preserved dinosaur tracks and bones of the Jurassic (144-208 million years ago) and Cretaceous period (144-65 million years ago) which were first discovered in 1877.  Being there is like taking a monumentous step back in time.

California Condor- Once extinct, No more!

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Spreading its wings to a mind-boggling 9.8 feet, the California Condor has one of the largest wingspans–and lifespans in the world

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The Majestic California Condor as seen soaring over the Grand Canyon

​​The California Condor, the largest bird in North America, is a critically endangered species. Listed as extinct in 1987, this bird made its resurgence with the help of a special breeding program. This has resulted in increasing their number to approximately 400. About 70 of these can be found soaring over the Grand Canyon at various times, usually near the South Rim. I was lucky enough to capture some views of these majestic creatures.

Under the Shade of the Banyan

banyan-tree.jpgOriginal art by Sneha (oil pastel)

Under the Shade of the Banyan

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Banias conduct business

Gods meditate and recline

My leaves dispense knowledge

My structure reflects the world

Material and Spiritual

Study me

 I am the eternal tree

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The Banyan tree is the national tree of India and Bangladesh. The word Banyan comes from the Gujarati word Bania or trader. The word was picked up by the Portugese to refer to the Hindu traders who used to sit under the shade of these trees to conduct their business and passed it on to the English who began to refer to the ‘Banyan’ trees. 🙂

Interesting? Learn more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banyan