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Indian Plum

Oemleria cerasiformis
Scale 8 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1

4 POINTSOemleria cerasiformis has a SPREAD of 1 (requires a POLLINATOR). “Its twigs can be chewed as a mild anesthetic and aphrodisiac.”

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Graphic by Derek
Photo by Eldan
Oemleria cerasiformis, also known as the Osoberry and Indian Plum, is the sole species in genus Oemleria. It is a shrub native to the Pacific coast and ranges of North America, from British Columbia, Canada to Santa Barbara County, California, U.S.A.[2] It is among the first plants to leaf out and flowers early in the […] read more

Rainbow Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss
Scale 6 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3


Oncorhynchus mykiss has a MOVE of 3.
Oncorhynchus mykiss can also feed on Plankton.

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Graphic by Tiffany
The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a species of salmonid native to tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. The steelhead is a sea run rainbow trout usually returning after 2 to 3 years at sea.. The species has been introduced for food or sport to at least 45 countries, and every […] read more

Northern Cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalis
Scale 5 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2


Cardinalis cardinalis has a FLIGHT of 2.
“When a male sees its reflection in glass surfaces, it frequently will spend hours fighting the imaginary intruder.”

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Graphic by Christie
The Northern Cardinal or Redbird or Common Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a North American bird in the genus Cardinalis. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico. It can also be found on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is found in woodlands, […] read more

Black Carpenter Ant

Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Scale 4 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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C. pennsylvanicus have a MOVE of 2.
C. pennsylvanicus can feed on creatures of SCALE5 or less.
C. pennsylvanicus can also thrive in URBAN habitats.
• This image depicts a worker.

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Graphic by Kiriko
The black carpenter ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus) is a species of carpenter ant. It is the most common carpenter ant pest in the United States. Appearance C. pennsylvanicus can be distinguished from other carpenter ant species by the dull black color of the head and body, and by whitish or yellowish hairs on the abdomen. All […] read more

Home Card

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• This is a HOME card. The game starts with each player having a HOME card played on the table next to each other.

HOME cards represent all TERRAIN and CLIMATE values.

Graphic by Justin
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Valley Oak

Quercus lobata
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


Quercus lobata has a SPREAD of 1 (requires a WIND card).
Quercus lobata is the largest of all oak trees in North America, often with trunks 7 feet in diameter, and heights of over 100 feet.

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Graphic by David
Quercus lobata, commonly called the valley oak, grows into the largest of North American oaks. It is endemic to California, growing in the hot interior valleys and foothills. Mature specimens may attain an age of up to 600 years. This deciduous oak requires year-round access to groundwater. Its thick, ridged bark is characteristic and evokes […] read more