By: Zahra Hamdani
If you have bought a bouquet of carnations, than you are familiar with the dianthus genus, which includes carnations, sweet williams, and cottage pinks. This genus, which is in the scientific family of Caryophyyllaceae, actually has 300 species and its name comes from the Greek...
Owl profiles: Western screech owl
By: Kaitlyn Shepanski
If you live in either of the Americas, there’s a good chance you’ve seen or heard a Screech Owl making its presence known. Their primary call and the one you’re most likely to have heard is an accelerating series of short whistles...
Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and its legacy
By: Jack Merrywell
The theory of evolution by natural selection is the foundational principle of Biology. It is the field’s explanation for the great diversity of life, and it is among the most brilliant and well-established scientific theories currently extant. Charles Darwin first postulated his evolutionary ideas...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The life cycle of the pine beetle consists of four stages. These four stages include egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Most of the time, the pine beetle spends all of their life stages under the bark. There is one exception to this and it is...
An introduction to the order of the primates
By: Guy N Cognito
When you hear someone refer to "the order of primates", you might think they are talking about some sort of secret society among apes. Don't worry though, an order is actually a taxonomical group, similar to that of other large groups, such as songbirds. An...
By: Brynn Bowery
Pine beetles are also known as bark beetles. The scientific name is: Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins. The pine beetle will complete its life span under the bark of a pine tree. There is an exception to the preceding rule, and that is when the adult beetle...
Tree profiles: Ohio buckeye
By: Richard Lindsay
The Buckeye Tree can be found in many states throughout the US. However, the state of Ohio has such a fascination with the tree that it is called the Buckeye state. They even designated the Buckeye Tree as the official state tree of Ohio in...
Why are honey bees vanishing
By: Shannon Farlouis
There is a decline in honeybee populations in the United States. There are a few reasons why the honeybees are vanishing and some of these reasons include chemicals, radiation and global warming. Some other reasons include viruses, mites and fungi. Because the honeybees are vanishing...
By: Shannon Farlouis
There are a variety of spring wildflowers to be found growing on marshy ground. Some of these wildflowers include Bluebells, Anemone, Bugle, and Stitchwort. The Bluebells carpet the marshy areas during the spring season. They are one of the most common of spring wildflowers...
By: Michael Carroll
Imagine a world without honey. Just when people have started to appreciate the health benefits of natural foods the honey bee appears to be disappearing and, as is so often the case, no one really knows why. What is certain is that honey bee populations...

 

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