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Two takes on giant ragweed

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Giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida) grows erect, often reaching a height of 10 ft. and occasionally even 15 ft. That makes it a good perch for dragonflies like the one in the top picture. After giant ragweed plants dry out, their stalks may remain upright, as in the dense colony I showed in 2013, or may fall over, like the stalk below whose hollow interior my flash was kind enough to partially illuminate. Both pictures are from along Bull Creek on June 24th.



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If you check out this chart of the 10 most widely spoken languages you’ll see that English is in first place because so many people speak it as a second language. The language that has by far the most native speakers is Mandarin Chinese.


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August 2, 2022 at 4:34 AM

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