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A Galaxy of Russian Olive Leaves

Updated: Jan 29, 2023

Twenty years ago, Russian olive trees and tamarisk crowded the banks of the Escalante River, making it difficult to ford or even access. Now, they are almost all gone.



A galaxy of Russian olive leaves collect in an eddy of the Escalante River. Photo: © Donald J. Rommes


This photograph is included in a published book on the Escalante Canyons. The E-book version of that book can be obtained for free here.


Here's is my audio commentary for this photograph.





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