Spring Arrivals on Catalina Island!

Spring Arrivals on Catalina Island!

 It’s the first day of spring, and here on Catalina Island spring has definitely sprung! This is the time of year that many plants are either seen for the first time or are in full bloom. Catalina Island is home to approximately 400 native...

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Who’s Sucking Up All The Water!?

Who’s Sucking Up All The Water!?

If you have ever visited CIMI, the chances that a Prickly Pear Cactus victimized you are highly likely. I know my feet have suffered many times on leisure hikes from those pesky spines that borrow into your skin and call your little toe-piglets...

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Freshen Up with Coastal Sagebrush

Freshen Up with Coastal Sagebrush

Hiking is no easy feat! Have you ever gotten to that point when you’ve been hiking along the island and realized you smelled horrible? Next time grab some coastal sage to help freshen up! Native to Catalina coastal sage, Artemisia californica, is...

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Plants on Catalina Island

Plants on Catalina Island

The chaparral environment of Catalina Island provides little rain for terrestrial plants. Most of the coastal environment is dominated by small shrub-like plants and scrub communities. These include scrub oaks and Coastal Sage Brush. Catalina...

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