Balboa Park Botanical Building, San Diego, CA

Balboa Park is 1,200 acres of museums, gardens, and open space overlooking downtown San Diego. The Botanical Building and its famous Lily Pond were built for the 1915-1916 World’s Fair Panama-California Exposition and it still stands as one of the  largest wood lath structures in the world. While Jeff and I were visiting family in San […]

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Friday Explorer’s Club: Bioluminescence

These beautiful photos from National Geographic show a natural occurrence known as Bioluminescence.  Bioluminescence is the light produced by chemical reactions within an organism. These photos show light created by phytoplankton, which are tiny plant-like marine organisms.   It is believed that phytoplankton produce this light for communication and predation purposes, though much is still unknown about the phenonemon. […]

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