By: Bonnie Taylor - 626743
The bold and majestic wild turkey is native to North America. There are five subspecies of this native bird separated by their geographic range; the Eastern, Rio Grande, Merriam’s, Gould’s, and Osceola (Florida). The Eastern is the most common wild turkey, ranging across...
Tree profile: White willow
By: Feuilles D'or
The white willow (Salix alba) is named for the characteristic white sheen on the underside of its leaves, caused by a coat of fine, silky hairs. A large, low-branching tree that forms a broad, spreading crown, its root system is shallow —about 24 inches...
Species other than humans that have sex for pleasure
By: Christyl Rivers
Many species other than humans have sex for pleasure. Although we can never know precisely what degree of pleasure is experienced, it is clear that sex serves for far more than just procreation. One of its greatest benefits may be called social lubrication, as it...
Plant profiles: Thrift
By: Gemma L. Reece
To take a walk along the coastline in the late spring and early summer months is a very pleasurable thing to do, but it is made even more spectacular by the pink coloured flowers that occupy every nook and crevice along cliffs and rocky beaches...
By: Richard Lindsay
The shape and appearance of the orchid is where the name Lady's Slipper comes from. These orchids vary in color and some species have a hairy texture. Others are striped or spotted with various colors. They are found from China in the north down to...
Life cycle of a frog
By: Sylvia Harrison
Remember finding those little tadpoles along the water's edge when you went fishing with dad or grandpa? Those little tadpoles went from cute little "fishy things" to frogs! The process by which frogs evolve from eggs, to tadpoles, to frogs, is called metamorphosis. Metamorphosis is...
By: Catherine Loeffler
Cymbalaria Muralis or the Ivy-leaved Toadflax, By Any and All Names, A Rock-Favoring Survivor The Ivy-leaved toad flax has a proper place in botanical science within the family scrophulariaceae, under the order Lamiales, within the genus Cymbalaria, in the species C. muralis. However, Europe’s...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
In the analysis of bee and wasp sting venom, twenty substances preside. Wasp venom comprises different amounts of each of the ingredients found in honey bee venom listed below. The type of wasp and how the insect injects its venom differs. A bee can only...
By: Daisy Sue
The stinger of bees and wasps is a special organ. It is not only used to deliver venom to the victim in the case of a sting, but it is also used as an ovipositor, or egg laying organ. The stinger, a tubular structure, is...
Fun facts about bacteria
By: Christyl Rivers
Bacteria are one of the very essential things that make life possible on earth. They live mostly on temperate areas, on skin, in the body, but also outside the human body. Some can survive close to the boiling point; some survive on ice and in...

 

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