By: Sandra Petersen
Many times the common name of an animal or bird reflects a distinguishing characteristic of that creature. That is the case with the burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia). The owl shelters itself and its young in holes in the ground dug by itself or other animals...
By: Rebecca Schlofner
Tree Profiles: Ponderosa PineThe Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa P. & C. Lawson) is known by a variety of names. Black Jack, Sierra Brown Bark Pine, Silver Pine, Western Pitch Pine, Western Red Pine and Yosemite Pine are a few of these names. No matter what...
By: Deneice Arthurton
Wild flowers of the hedgerows, once a widely common sight everywhere in Britain, have now suffered a dramatic decline along with other wild flowers associated with varying habitats. Once common species are now rare or endangered while some have disappeared altogether. Partly to blame are...
By: Kimberly Napier
There are 49 species of orchids in Great Britain. Some are found throughout the country while others can only be found in one or two locations. The Helleborines Red Heleborines are rare and can only be found on southern beechwood, on chalk. The flowers are...
By: Blaise Pascal
Wild orchids are an amazing plant with brilliant colors that require certain conditions in order to grow. These perennial plants have a special relationship with fungus found in the soil and the seeds may spend months or even years in the ground waiting for the...
By: Blaise Pascal
Orchids are a diverse and very beautiful flowering plant. The orchid requires specific conditions in which to grow and can sometimes be found in just small numbers or produce huge numbers in excess of a several thousand in a small area. They have a very...
By: Blaise Pascal
Orchids are a very diverse and beautiful plant. Their flowers attract many people, especially the purple flowered orchids, and many reserves are set up for them to preserve their habitats. Each orchid requires certain conditions in which to grow may be found in sporadic or...
By: Lillian Henry
The Western Screech Owl (Megascopts kennicottii), is a small owl native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. It has been known as Kennicott’s Screech Owl, Vinaceous Screech Owl, Guadeloupe Screech Owl, California Screech Owl, Pasadena Screech...
By: Blaise Pascal
Orchids are an incredibly divers and often brilliantly colored flowering plant. Orchids typically require the right conditions before they will grow and may spread sporadically or in large numbers across a good habitat. One interesting species of orchid is the pyramidal orchid (anacamptis pyramidalis) as...
By: Blaise Pascal
Orchids are quite a diverse and beautifully group of flowering plant. Orchids typically require specific conditions in order to grow and can be found in small or large numbers in their habitats. There are many species of orchid and many hybrids that have been created...

 

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