On our usual morning walk the other day we passed by a small front yard where the boys like to stop and pick up their p-mail. Standing there I happened to notice that there were three very different types of fir trees standing next to each other in the yard. I was also sorry to note that I couldn't give them a name, although I've lived in this alpine setting for twelve years and been coming up her for almost 30.
Of course, moving to a different country in a very different climate, much of what I knew is somewhat outdated now as most of the flora is totally foreign. But I do think I have to make the effort and find out the names of our different trees. So a visit to the local Discovery Center is in my future.
It's just on the other side of the lake and is a mine of information about all local nature. In fact it might just be time for me to do another article on the place, as it's quite a feature of Big Bear.
If you go to www.sbsun.com/trevorstreasures you can see ten videologues I did about three years ago of my favorite places in the Inland Empire, the Discovery Center is featured on the last of these.