By: Amanda Mittra
Psilotum is a genus that has only two species. They are Psilotum nudum and Psilotum flaccidum. The word Psilotum is derived from the Greek word Psilos which means naked or bare which is in regard to its lack of true leaves on the stem. It...
By: Oluwasegun P. Gbolagun
Vascular tissues are vital and specialised components of vascular plants. It should be noted that not all plants have vascular tissues; this is because these specialized cells are used for extensive transportation of various substances in plants and some plants do not need such components...
By: J. Lang Wood
During the summer, there are many insects in our yards, gardens and forest areas. They carry on their insect lives without difficulty, finding plenty of food and many hiding places for their nests. When winter descends, however, life gets tougher for everyone. Insects must find...
How walruses stay warm
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Chances are if all the Arctic animals were to have a beauty contest, the walrus would not win. One looks at this giant seal with elephant tusks and wonders what went astray. Just check out some pictures of walruses and you will get the idea...
By: Leigh Goessl
A video has surfaced online that is going viral. The short 30-second clip shows a creature that some are saying is a live woolly mammoth. The sighting took place in Siberia and was caught on film last summer in the frosty Chukotka Autonomous Okrug region...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Most gardeners consider musk thistle a noxious weed and dig it up and try to eradicate it. Carduus nutans is specifically a plumeless thistle. It has reddish purple spines on a rounded bloom. It belongs to the sunflower family. It comes from South Asia and...
By: Kaitlyn Shepanski
Often mistaken for a common dandelion, sonchus arvensis is a medicinal plant known by many names. Field snow thistle, milk thistle, tree sow thistle, swine thistle, gutweed, dindle and corn snow thistle are all one single plant. Truthfully, in appearance snow thistle does resemble a...
Crabs commonly found on British shorelines
By: Megan Hussey
Crabs are very familiar denizens of any coastal area. Some form the basis for very important food fisheries, while others are notorious for invading the homes of less robust species, while others still are quiet occupants of the shore, neither commercially viable or invasive. The...
By: Rod White
Dusky flathead (Platycephalus fuscus) inhabit estuarine and inshore coastal waters from Cairns in far north Queensland to the south west Victorian coast. Growing to 1.5 metres in length and over 10 kilograms in weight they are the largest and most commonly targeted flathead...
By: James Vigh
According to the Free Dictionary, a carnivorous plant is one that is “adapted to attract, capture and digest primarily insects but also small animals”. There are over 500 different kinds of these meat-eaters - all with different types of appetites and ways of catching...

 

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