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Pinyon Pine Cone Decline Likely Caused By Southwest Regional Warming
2013-02-12 17:48:26

University of Colorado at Boulder Creeping climate change in the Southwest appears to be having a negative effect on pinyon pine reproduction, a finding with implications for wildlife species sharing the same woodland ecosystems, says a University of Colorado Boulder-led study. The new study showed that pinyon pine seed cone production declined by an average of about 40 percent at nine study sites in New Mexico and northwestern Oklahoma over the past four decades, said CU-Boulder...

2011-02-17 12:55:41

New study of Clark's nutcrackers suggests that their caching of whitebark pine seeds is less effective than previously thought at restoring populations of the declining conifer The caching of whitebark pine seeds by the Clark's nutcracker in late summer and early fall may not be enough to regenerate populations of the imperiled conifer in most of its range, scientists have found. Their research"”which is featured in the February issue of Science Findings, a monthly publication of the...

2010-11-30 18:24:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ovation will be kicking off their annual holiday programming event, "Battle of the Nutcrackers," with the help of two stars who know a thing or two about ballet -- Sarah Jessica Parker and Damian Woetzel. Ms. Parker, award-winning actress of television, stage and screen, who trained in classical ballet, sits on the Board of the NY City Ballet, and Mr. Woetzel, international ballet star, is the former senior principal dancer for the New York City...

2009-11-17 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year running, Ovation TV will ring in the holiday season with its annual "Battle of the Nutcrackers" programming event. Beginning Monday, December 7, Ovation TV, the only multi-platform network dedicated to art and contemporary culture, will showcase five vastly different productions from around the globe with the debut of "Battle of the Nutcrackers - World Games." This year's battle will be hosted by the talented Susan Jaffe, former...

2008-10-27 09:00:25

Only Ovation TV, the network dedicated to art, culture and creativity, could bring you the most spirited artistic battle on TV -- "Battle of the Nutcrackers - Grudge Match." After its triumphant debut last year, Ovation TV is stepping up the competition with this year's programming event by including six, highly diverse productions of the beloved holiday classic. Once again viewers will be asked to crown their favorite with their on-line votes at http://www.OvationTV.com. Hosted by Mark...

2004-11-30 15:00:11

* Dance company's 'Nutcracker' set to the Stones, Aretha and Tchaikovsky The first thing Tanya Call did when she moved to Albuquerque two years ago was find a dance studio. "First, it was a dance company, then a job, then a house," she said. She's been dancing for the last 25 years in Montana, and made it a priority to find a place she could fit in. After two days in Albuquerque, she found Keshet Dance Co. and fit like a glove in the company's repertory theater group. The...


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Macedonian Pine, Pinus peuce
2014-07-15 13:08:24

Macedonian Pine (Pinus peuce) is native to Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, southwest Serbia, as well as the extreme north of Greece. This pine has been neutralized and grows in Eastern Finland. This pine grows best at altitudes between 3,281feet and 7,218 feet with a few growing as low as 1,969 feet and as high as 7,546 feet. This pine tolerates shade as well as extreme cold, and grows in rocky soils that are acidic and poor in nutrients. This tree grows to heights...

Chinese White Pine, Pinus armandii
2014-07-14 16:49:23

Chinese White Pine (Pinus armandii) is native to China as well as northern Burma. This pine is known as Mount Hua pine in Chinese. This pine grows at altitudes between 3,281 and 10,830 feet in light sandy to medium soils that is acidic and well-drained as this tree can tolerate drought. This tree grows to heights of 115 feet with a trunk diameter that measures 3 feet 3 inches. The bark is grayish brown when immature and matures to blackish brown to grayish red brown. The trunk will have...

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2007-10-26 12:30:07

The Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus), occurs in western North America from central Oregon to northern Baja California and east as far as western Oklahoma though it wanders further afield out of the breeding season. It lives in foothills where the pinyon pines (Pinus edulis and Pinus monophylla) occur. It was first collected and described along the Maria River in northern Montana in 1833. The Pinyon Jay is between the North American Blue Jay and the Eurasian Jay in size. Its overall...

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2005-06-14 09:03:05

The Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana) is a large passerine bird in the family Corvidae. It is slightly smaller than its Eurasian relative, Spotted Nutcracker (N. caryocatactes). It is ashy-grey all over except for the black-and-white wings and central tail feathers (the outer ones are white). The bill, legs and feet are also black. This bird is found in western North America from British Columbia and western Alberta in the north to Baja California and western New Mexico in the...

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This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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