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Rufous Hummingbird
I took this photo of a female Rufous Hummingbird at our bird feeder today. Why are hummingbird feeders red?

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Pollen
This is another photo I took through the microscope. It is a grain of pollen. Why does it have all the tiny spines?

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Sprouts
We have been finding these clusters of sprouts all around the yard. They are always the same kind of plant. What are they, and why do they grow this way?

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Plant with strange fruit
I found this strange plant growing in our yard, near the base of the cliff. It is closely related to a very familiar plant. What is it?

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Corn
Corn and other genetically modified organisms, often called GMOs, have been in the news recently. Why do diabetics like GMOs?

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White flower
Queen Anne's Lace is a common wildflower in the United States, but it is not native here. How was this plant introduced into the US?

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Pinyon Jays at feeder
Huge flocks of Pinyon Jays are visiting our feeders this week to get ready for winter. They are picking out the sunflower seeds and swallowing them whole. Why?

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