Saskatoon berries: Identification and uses
By: Connie Earl Robertson
Saskatoon berries are one of the new super foods. They are loaded with antioxidants which help fight against cancer, heart disease and aging. They boost the immune system and help fight against the free radicals that attempt to destroy the body. These berries grow on...
By: K. R. Richardson
The Tasmanian wolf was native to Australia and is more commonly known there as the Tasmanian tiger. A shy creature, it was misunderstood by European settlers who attacked it out of fear. The slaughter was relentless and was only brought to an end when it...
By: J. Lang Wood
Mangroves are a family of plants that thrive in coastal waters and tidal zones. They are a remarkably diverse group of plants that have adapted to a wide variety of marsh environments and help to improve the quality of the water in which they grow...
By: Nancy Hayden
Where the land meets the sea and the salty ocean mixes with the fresh water, marine and terrestrial life must live together. This results in a region where a wide variety of animals exist in harmony, but where only a special type of plant life...
By: Amanda Mittra
Very few ecosystems have attracted ecologists, environmentalists and nature lovers as much as mangroves have. With their rich salt-prone flora and an undeniably rich make up of fauna, mangroves have and still continue to be the best life-guard against calamities from the sea for humans...
What are mangroves
By: Kimberly Napier
Mangroves are a group of plants or shrubs which grow partly on land partly in the sea. They thrive in heat, mud and salt which would kill other plants quickly. The ones which live in a forest are very productive and make up a complex...
Botany: How to make laboratory drawings
By: Amanda Mittra
Laboratory drawings are a very important part of botany laboratory work and for botany studies as a whole. In order for a student or botanist to describe the level of understanding of the plant specimen, the laboratory drawing has to reflect the depth of study...
By: Nancy Hayden
Hundreds of millions of years ago life climbed out of the oceans and started the process of evolution that created the world as we know it. About 50 million years ago the cetaceans returned to the oceans never to walk on the land again. Descending...
By: Nancy Hayden
Part of a small family in the order cetacea known as phocoenidae, porpoises are small cousins of whales and dolphins. Only six species of porpoise exist in the world's oceans, all of which resemble miniature whales or beakless dolphins. Found mainly in the seas of...
By: Janet Grischy
Ferns are simple plants, but they have somewhat complicated life cycles. In the scientific language of botany, the life cycle of a fern is described as the alternation of the sporophyte and the gametophyte. Relatively primitive plants, ferns take two completely different forms in alternating...

 

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