By: Judy Evans
The representatives of the Jacksonia genus of Australian native plants often have very distinctive odours so much so that some species are called ‘stinkwoods’. The genus is part of the pea-flower subfamily of the legume family Fabaceae. There are some 40 species in the...
Plant profiles: Kangaroo Paw
By: Judy Evans
If there is one Australian wildflower which spells ‘Australia’ to visitors, surely it is the spectacular kangaroo paw. As the name implies, the kangaroo paw flower is remarkably like the hand or paw of that great Australian icon, the kangaroo. The kangaroo paw makes...
By: Wayne Leon Learmond
What is the future of human evolution on this earth? If you look around, there are many clues to be had as to where we, as a human species,could be heading. Let us take a look at one of those clues...artificial intelligence. Experiments...
A look at the evolution of whales
By: Joyce Ann Mallare - 541627
Some animals have their own evolutionary history or perspective. Some animals evolved from prehistoric animals such as the crocodiles, turtles, dogs, horses, birds and others. Evolution of animals is a mystery where scientists still look for the missing links to understand why appendages or body...
Are human beings still part of nature?
By: Christyl Rivers
Living without clean air, water, and food is not natural. Therefore, we are still dependent upon, and part of, nature. Anyone who does not believe they are part of nature needs to show we don't need these things, and more. Nature sustains all of us...
By: Judy Evans
There are over 900 acacia species native to Australia and Acacia acuminata is one of these. It has the local name of ‘jam tree’, as the smell of freshly cut wood is reminiscent of raspberry jam. The acacias are a large group of shrubs...
By: Judy Evans
The genus Kennedia has 16 species with all bar one being endemic to Australia. It has the common name of Coral Pea. These evergreen climbers and trailers are part of the pea-flower subfamily of the Fabaceae family which are legumes. Each leaf is made up...
By: Judy Evans
Lambertia plants are highly attractive to birds both for the nectar the flowers provide and as potential nesting sites. It is a small genus of some ten species, nine of which are endemic to Western Australia and one native to eastern New South Wales. The...
By: Judy Evans
The genus Leptospermum belongs to the myrtle family Myrtaceae. About 80 evergreen shrubs and small trees make up the genus. Mostly the species are endemic to Australia with one being from New Zealand and 2 from Southeast Asia. The small narrow leaves are often scented...
By: Judy Evans
The stunning blue leschenaultia is well-known to most Western Australians. It is found on roadsides and in bush areas throughout the south west regions of the state. The Leschenaultia genus (sometimes spelt Lechenaultia) comprises about 26 species. It is an Australian genus with most species...

 

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