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California Giant Salamander Dicamptodon ensatus
2014-02-04 09:07:49

The California giant salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) is a member of the Dicamptodontidae family. The species is native only to northern California. The California giant salamander inhabits moist, coastal forests or streams, lakes and ponds. Some of the species may remain gilled aquatic creatures, while others transform and become terrestrial land creatures. The California giant is nocturnal...

Plumas National Forest
2014-01-20 10:17:50

Plumas National Forest is a 1,146,000-acre United States National Forest located in the Sierra Nevada, in northern California. Roughly 85 percent of Plumas National Forest lies in Plumas County, but smaller portions can be found in eastern Butte, northern Sierra, southern Lassen, and northeastern Yuba counties. The Plumas National Forest Supervisor’s office can be found in Quincy,...

Tree Poppy Dendromecon
2014-01-12 09:12:54

Dendromecon is a genus of shrubs or small trees. The genus may also be referred as the Tree poppy. Dendromecon can be found in California and northern Baja California. Dendromecon plants typically produce evergreen leaves that grow between 1.2 to 3.9 inches long. Its leaves have a narrow oval shape and taper to a point towards the end. The genus is known to have flowers that are yellow in...

Eldorado National Forest
2013-12-24 11:56:03

Eldorado National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the central Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in eastern California. The majority of the forest lies in El Dorado County. The forest lies in Amador, Alpine, and Placer counties in California; and Douglas County in Nevada with 78 acres. The forest is bordered on the north by the Tahoe National Forest, on the east by the Lake Tahoe Basin...

Lassen National Forest
2013-11-22 11:07:55

Lassen National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. The forest holds 1,070,344 acres and was established in 1905 as Lassen Peak Forest Reserve, which would become Lassen National Forest only a few months later. The forest surrounds Lassen Volcanic National Park, which was established in 1916, and it holds three designated wilderness areas...

Los Padres National Forest
2013-11-21 13:26:05

Los Padres National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in central and southern areas of California. The forest holds 1,950,000 acres of public and private land, most of which is accessible to the public. The park is divided into two areas known as the northern division and the main division and it holds a number of designated wilderness areas including Garcia Wilderness,...

Mendocino National Forest
2013-11-21 13:20:16

Mendocino National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in northwestern California within the Coastal Mountain Range. The forest contains 913,306 acres of land and is located in six counties including Trinity, Lake, Glenn, and Tehama counties. It was established in 1907 as the Stony Creek Forest Reserve. It was added to the national forest system only one month later,...

Angeles National Forest
2013-10-30 09:52:34

The Angeles National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service can be found in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, southern California, United States. It was established on July 1st of 1908, incorporating the first San Bernardino National Forest and portions of the former Santa Barbara and San Gabriel National Forests. It covers 655,387 acres and is located just north of the metropolitan...

Giant Sea Bass Stereolepis gigas
2013-10-17 10:51:00

The Giant Sea Bass (Stereolepis gigas) is a fish that is native to the North Pacific Ocean. In spite of its conspicuous size and curious nature, comparatively little is known about its biology or behavior. There are published reports of giant sea bass achieving sizes of 8.2 feet and a weight of up to 562 pounds. Aside from its tremendous size, the giant sea bass is known also for its lengthy...

California Newt Taricha torosa
2013-10-07 12:36:43

The California Newt (Taricha torosa), known also as the Orange-bellied Newt, is a newt located mainly in California. The adult length can range from 5 to 8 inches. The skin gives off a potent toxin. T. torosa is divided into two subspecies; the Sierra Newt (T. t. sierrae) and the Coastal Range Newt (T. t. torosa). The difference between these two appears to be only in the location in which...

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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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