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Andy Siekkinen
Scientist, adventurer, researcher, tour guide
Scientist, adventurer, researcher, tour guide
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New Website
I haven't updated this in a while as I have been busy working on my new website.  I will switch over and www.eagle-eye-adventures.com will soon point over to my new site which is partially done (but better looking even incomplete!) at http://siekkinenar.wix...

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Stenocereus gummosus fruit - pitaya agria
Stenocereus gummosus like many other plants in the genus produce fruit that is both large and pleasant tasting. Fruits from all cactus are 'edible', or not poisonous, but not all are tasty enough or large enough to be worth the effort. Sometimes the small r...

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Strombocactus disciformis in Queretaro, Mexico
This was a great example of how you always find other cool plants when doing work on studying others. When looking at some Hechtia plants in Queretaro, Mexico I stumbled on these wonderful little cacti that also happened to be in full bloom! These Stromboca...

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Tillandsia concolor
Tillandsia concolor is a medium small sized species found in the southern half of Mexico. Typically its leaves form a rosette around 6 inches in diameter and the inflorescence can be a simple paddle or branched with up to 5 paddles. Probably the most unique...

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Puerto Vallarta Tropical Escape
A Tropical Escape to Puerto Vallarta Come join us for an always necessary tropical escape next winter to Puerto Vallarta! This is a trip that really introduces you to the tropics with orchids, bromeliads, beaches, and moutnains; the perfect winter vacation....

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Agave shawii ssp goldmaniana blooming
Agave shawii subspecis goldmaniana is the larger form of A. shawii (as compared to A. shawii ssp shawii which blooms quite a bit smaller ). Here is a plant in full bloom in its typical habitat, central Baja. While it looks very similar to the A. shawii ssp ...

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Agave shawii ssp shawii blooming
Agave shawii subspecies shawii is the smaller of the two subspecies — A. shawii ssp goldmaniana being the larger. This form is pretty much always found near the Pacific coast in Baja California. This subspecies grows into beautiful stacked plants with an in...

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Echinocactus platyacanthus
Echinocactus platyacanthus  growing in the state of Puebla. A widespread cactus species is  Echinocactus platyacanthus .  When young, many show very striking rid striping patterns that will fade with maturity.  They can grow quite massive and get large enou...

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Tasty Bromeliads - Bromelia karatas, the piñuela
I love plants and I love eating. When I can combine the two out hiking and exploring I am a happy camper! When they involve my favorite plants, the bromeliads, it can't get any better. The most common and popular edible bromeliad is the pineapple ( Ananas c...
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