Pacific Banana Slug

January 2016 · Leighton Photography & Imaging

Pacific Banana Slug

If you’ve ever hiked or visited the Pacific Northwest, you’ve undoubtedly come across this majestic mollusk – the Pacific banana slug. While most people take a look and say, “cool!” and continue hiking, these slugs are actually very interesting and worth learning about. The Pacific banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus) is the world’s second-largest terrestrial slug in the

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The Chisos Mountains of Old West Texas

The Chisos Mountains are old. REALLY old for the Southern United States. These mountains were pushed up to elevations of more than 5,000 feet above sea level by a great deformation during the Cenozoic era (66 million years ago to present). Other geological uplifts during the older Cretaceous period (66 million to 144 million years ago) were also pushed up, and

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