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Natures art

This tree was beautifully made into an art piece by termites

Contributed by Miren Moragrega

Beautiful mushrooms

Taken while doing nature photography

Contributed by Miren Moragrega

Adirondaks

Contributed by Emma Brittain

Adirondaks

Contributed by Emma Brittain

pretty ^^

Contributed by Karla Balagso

Nature's gift

Contributed by Karla Balagso

nature

Those flowers are so beautiful.

Contributed by Vallery Terissaint

amazing view

love hiking and reaching to the top and enjoy the view, #mtrubidoux

Contributed by Ricardo Alvarado

Nature is b-e-a-u-t-y

Being in nature makes me feel so happy! I love being in the woods...taking walks, exploring, snapping pictures...just breathing in the fresh air. I love it! Nature is beauty!

Contributed by Desire Nicole

The oldest trees in the world.

The Quaking Aspen trees across the northwest are incredible. "The world’s largest and possibly oldest living organism is Pando, a Quaking Aspen clone in Utah. Aspen trees flourish in much of North America, but in the western US a genetic adaptation allows them to propagate not by seed, but by cloning. By some estimations the Aspen grove known as Pando, that's Latin for I spread, could be shoots from a clone as much as 80,000 years old." (www.loe.org) Have you ever seen bamboo grow? These trees grow similarly to that, they pop up shoots all around that are generated from elongated roots, so each tree in a grove is genetically identical! This evolutionary technique has lead to a pretty long lifespan!

Contributed by Hallie Casey