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Today’s Snapshot: Beargrass Blast

2013 September 19

What is beargrass? It’s a curious name. One has to wonder, was it the shape that inspired the nomenclature? Or did the first botanist to note its existence have a run-in while pondering a fitting designation?

Either way, the botanist seems to have lived to tell the tale, and today we can all enjoy this moment captured by ‘alpenglowtravelers’ on Flickr.

Beargrass Blast by Nina, Willamette National Forest, Oregon, July 15, 2013

Beargrass Blast by Nina, Willamette National Forest, Oregon, July 15, 2013

It makes you want to take a hike, as many of our featured photos often do. Just watch out for the bears.

State of the Environment is open to pictures of our lives and planet as you see it. All levels of photography experience and skill are welcome. Individual scenes, taken together, build the larger picture of our environment today. Photos taken from 2011 until the end of 2013 may be submitted to on Flickr.

- Jeanethe Falvey, State of the Environment project lead, writes from EPA’s Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education.

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  1. Clayton permalink
    November 6, 2013

    Fantastic landscape. It’s quite beautiful

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