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Biosphere II   1 comment

Biosphere II — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Off a two-lane road to Oracle,
35 miles north of Tucson,
a sign points the way to Biosphere 2.

After a short drive across rangeland,
with cattle grazing at roadside,
one reaches the parking area to the project.

Framed by the Santa Catalina Mountains,
rests a stunning greenhouse itself,
full of Buckminster Fuller triangles and pyramids.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Agave Blooms   2 comments

Brunt Trees (1 of 1)-3 blogAgave blooms on the north side of the Santa Catalina Mountains with Biosphere 2 in the distance.
— Image by kenne

A Visit To Biosphere 2   8 comments

Justin's Visit

Justin's Visit

University of Arizona Bioshere 2 — Images by kenne

When we have visitors here in Tucson, one of the places we try to take them is Bioshere 2, so on Tuesday of this week we took Justin. Click on any of the thumbnails below to view a larger image in a slideshow format.

kenne

The Bailey’s Tour Biosphere 2   Leave a comment

Mall, Nick, Katie and Joy at Biosphere 2 — Image by kenne

As the recent Yahoo.com article stated, “Human terrarium, Biosphere 2, looking good at 20.” Located north of Tucson in the foothills of the northern side of the  Santa Catalina Mountains, this one-of-a-kind facility sits on a ridge at a cool elevation of nearly 4000 feet and is surrounded by a magnificent natural desert preserve. A visit will show you why Time Life Books recently named Biosphere 2 one of the 50 must see “Wonders of the World”. Two missions, between 1991 and 1994, sealed Biospherians inside the glass enclosure to measure survivability. Behind this highly public exercise was useful research that helped further ecological understanding. The University of Arizona assumed management of Biosphere 2 in June 2007, where real-time research on the future of our planet unfolds daily in the specially designed mini-world. (Click on blue underlined words for more information.)

kenne

(Click here to see Flicker slideshow.)

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