Big Bear's Strange Belly Plants Are Back

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"A tiny geological treasure can be found in the San Bernardino Mountains: the Pebble Plains."
Wendy Craig
"Located near the town of Big Bear Lake, this 92 square-mile area exhibits a soil type found nowhere else in the world, a combination of clay and quartz fragments left behind by a glacier lake that existed during the Pleistocene Era."
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"Tiny botanical treasures are also found there, referred to as 'Belly Plants' because they are so small you have to get down on your belly to see them.'
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"About a dozen of these plant species are found nowhere else in the world, having evolved there in isolation, adapting to the unique soil."
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"The Pebble Plains are within the San Bernardino National Forest and a portion of them are protected within the boundaries of the Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve."
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"Unique to Big Bear, the Pebble Plains offers a glimpse into the Valley's ecological past, and a stunning view of spring in the mountains."
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Dreaming of a visit to the Pebble Plains in 2021 or further down the road?
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Study up now on the fascinating Pebble Plain Ecological Reserve.
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