According to early Norse legends, the god Thor rode through the heavens on chariot pulled by goats. Lighting flashed whenever Thor threw his hammer, and thunder crashed as his hammer tumbled against the clouds.
The California poppy, which resembles a happy face turned toward the sun, grows best in sandy, dry soil with access to full light. The California poppy is one of the most widely recognized wildflowers in California
As of January 2008, 508 plant and animal species met federal criteria to be designated threatened (facing potential extinction) or endangered (facing extinction unless human intervention can restore conditions needed for survival)