IHOP – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner 2
Disco Fever – Banner
Patterson’s Collision Center – Banner
Valencia United Methodist Church – Under God’s Sea – Banner
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Banner
Facey – Banner
Green Convergence – Sun Power – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner
College Of The Canyons – Banner
AV Party Rental – Banner
All Americans Bail Bonds – Banner
Newhall School District – Public Hearing – Banner
Newhall Land – Banner
Brent’s Carpet One – Banner
Action Family Counseling – Banner
Valencia United Methodist Church – Luau Lunch – Banner
Academy Swim Club – Banner
Union Bank – Banner
Simply Taylored – Banner
Beyond Harmony – Banner
Hugo Naturals – Banner
Adage IT – Banner
Galpin Motors – Banner
It is forecast to be Clear at 7:00 PM PDT on May 04, 2015
Home » Santa Clarita News » Environment » SCV Outdoor Report » SCV Outdoor Report: More Than Meets The Eye

SCV Outdoor Report: More Than Meets The Eye

By Wendy Langhans

No matter what time of year, you see their pictures everywhere – in magazines at the checkout counter, Dentist’s office and even the waiting room at the DMV.  Their pictures are plastered all over electronic media too – satellite and cable TV shows and web pages.  They’re high-fashion models, and we recognize them because most have a certain “look” about them.

What does that “look” consist of?  The usual answer has three parts – you have to be tall, thin and have a good bone structure.  But there’s got to be more to the “look” than that.  Because if we confine ourself strictly to those three criteria, then I contend that Telegraph Weed most certainly has the “look”.  How so?  Let me explain.

Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking news alerts delivered to your inbox.

1)  The Telegraph Weed, Heterotheca grandiflora, is tall – reaching heights of up to 6 feet.


2) The Telegraph Weed is thin on the bottom (and more amply built on top).


3) The Telegraph Weed, a member of the Sunflower family (Asteraceae), has a good bone structure.  Take a look at this photo and observe the shape beneath the flower blossom.  Can you see the high curving cheek bones?


Tall, thin and good bone structure – that describes the “look” of the Telegraph Weed.  And just like the ubiquitous photos of high-fashion models, the Telegraph Weed can be found throughout California.  Both Telegraph Weed (which blooms most of the year) and high-fashion models are displayed in a way that captures our attention.  However, there’s more there than meets the eye.

Both Telegraph Weed and high fashion provide a form of nourishment.  However, as the announcer says in the TV ads, “results may vary”.  Telegraph Weed provides food for insects and their cheerfully sunny blossoms enrich our spirits.  High-fashion, on the other hand, tends to feed our insecurities and bankrupt our wallet.


Upcoming Outdoor Events:

Saturday, November 20, 8:00-10:00 AM, Morning Bird Hike at Towsley Canyon. Towsley Canyon is a year-round home for many birds.  For the permanent residents summer brings the heat and winter the rains.  Amazing, birds find a way to tolerate the challenges and celebrate the rest.  Beginners welcome, bring binoculars.  For directions and trail maps, click here.

Saturday, November 27, 10:00-12:00 AM, Native Plants and Native Uses, at East/Rice Canyon. Not all shopping malls have walls.  The local Native Americans were savvy shoppers, finding food, clothing and shelter right in their own backyard.  For directions and trail maps, click here.

Trail Maintenance Schedule.  Come join our volunteers as they help maintain our trails.  Contact Steve at machiamist@aol.com for time and place.

Wednesday mornings, November 3, 10, 17, & 24.

Saturday mornings, November 13 & 27.


You can listen to stories like this every Friday morning at 7:10 a.m. on “The Hike Report”, brought to you by your hometown radio station KHTS (AM1220) and by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.

For the complete MRCA hike and activity schedule and for trail maps, click here or go to www.LAMountains.com.

NEW!!!  Check out the new Facebook page  – L.A. Mountains!!!

SCV Outdoor Report: More Than Meets The Eye

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

About KHTS AM 1220

Hugo Naturals – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – News Banner
All American Bail Bonds – News Banner
College Of The Canyons – News Banner
AV Party Rental – News Banner
Academy Swim Club – News Banner
Action Family Counseling – News Banner
Adage IT – Tile
College Of The Canyons – Tile
Wicall’s Carpet
Green Convergence – Tile
Mannered Mutt – Tile
Brent’s Carpet One – Tile