• The Huckleberry

    July 29, 2021 Comments (0) Flora

    Related to both the blueberry and the cranberry, the huckleberry represents the best of both fruits when it comes to the near-perfect blend of tartness and sweetness.  With more than 12 species of huckleberries located in the Pacific Northwest, this little berry has been a long-time favorite on the menus of

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  • Catalina Island

    July 22, 2021 Comments (0) Field Facts

    Catalina Island is a great year-round destination that offers lots of outdoor activities both and land and in the sea. Part of the Channel Island chain, the 22 mile long by 8 mile wide Catalina Island is the most inhabited and developed of all the islands with two towns and year round population of four

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  • The Mosquito

    July 15, 2021 Comments (0) Fauna

    There are approximately 3,500 species of flying syringes, otherwise known as mosquitoes (Aedes), around the world. They can be found from the tropics to the Arctic and Antarctic and can live at elevations as low as 3,000 feet below sea level to 12,000 feet above sea level.  While not all mosquitoes feed on

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  • Preventing Heat Related Injury and Illness 

    July 8, 2021 Comments (0) Do's & Don'ts

    To the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians the rising of the star Sirius signaled the start of “The Dog Days of Summer” when the oppressive heat was attributed to causing madness, war, and even befouled the taste of wine. (Nobody likes befouled tasting wine) Though we are pretty sure there are no evil spirits

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  • The Purple Lupine

    July 1, 2021 Comments (0) Flora

    The purple lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus) is a visually striking member of the pea family that is a favorite food source for hummingbirds and butterflies. Ironically, this plant is also a threat to the survival of two butterfly species, including one on the endangered species list.  Native to western North America,

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  • The DRB Guide to Beach Safety 2021

    June 24, 2021 Comments (0) Do's & Don'ts

    We are getting into the the peak of the summer season and almost everybody likes going to the beach, to cool off, play in the water and have fun.  But just like anywhere else you go in the outdoors it’s good to do a little pre-planning and be aware of your surroundings when you get …

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  • The Bobcat

    June 17, 2021 Comments (0) Fauna

    Bobcats (Lynx rufus) are the most numerous of wild cats in North America. Close relatives to the Lynx in Canada, Bobcats share the Lynx’s tufted ears and get their name for their short tails. From Canada to Mexico Bobcats make their homes in forest, swaps and desert- though you would hardly know it. Bobcats blend

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  • DRB Adventure Mobiles: F250 Super Duty

    June 10, 2021 Comments (0) Adventure Mobiles

    Make: Ford Model: F250 Super Duty 7.3 Year: 2000 Mileage: 225k How long have you had you Adventure Mobile? 6 years Owner’s Name: Jon Burtt What do you do? Entrepreneur Hobbies? Photography and vehicle outfitting Does your rig have a name? GrampCamp Is it a daily driver? Yes Modifications or add-on accessories?

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  • Black Mustard

    June 3, 2021 Comments (0) Flora

    Black mustard (Brassica nigra) is a flavorful spice that has been treasured by many cultures around the world for centuries. However, along America’s Pacific Coast, the colorful plant is now considered an invasive weed that is literally burning up the landscape.   Native to North Africa, Central Europe, and

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  • New River Gorge National Park

    May 27, 2021 Comments (1) Field Facts

    Stretching southern West Virginia, New River Gorge National Park contains lush forest, deep canyons, and one of the oldest rivers on the continent. The New River’s rugged whitewater unusually flows from south to north and is the defining force that has shaped the New River Gorge’s sandstone cliffs. This makes New

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