By: Cherylyne Saylor-Paul
What comes to mind when one first thinks about “the Lily of the Valley” is a delicate flower that is symbolic of Easter and Weddings. It grows 15 to 30 cm tall, with only one or two leafs, and flowering stems, which have two...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Pawpaw Tree (Asimina Triloba) is native to eastern North America and it is also known as the four-petal pawpaw. This tree has edible fruit. The Native Americans favored this tree and it is indigenous to the United States. It can also be found near...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Ostrich Fern is also called the Shuttlecock Fern. It is native to the temperate regions of eastern and northern Europe, northern Asia and northern North America. It starts its growth by forming a complete vertical crown. It can be found growing along riverbanks and...
Scientists: Dolphins deserve human rights
By: Terrence Aym
Following many years of intense research and observation, researchers have arrived at the inescapable conclusion that dolphins possess intelligence almost the equivalent of human beings and emotional IQs higher than most people. In fact, say scientists, dolphins are the equal of people in the philosophical...
By: Pete Green
Also known as the Hoosier Banana, the American Pawpaw (Asimina triloba.) is the largest edible fruit indigenous to the United States. Furthermore, it is the only member of its family to not live in the tropics. Asimina triloba trees are native to 25 states...
By: Amelia Emery
Crabapples are a type of woody fruiting tree belonging to the genera Malus which also includes both ornamental and edible types of apples. The difference between a crabapple and an edible, domestic apple is the size of the fruit. An apple smaller than 2 inches...
Surprising facts about aphids
By: Rex Trulove
Most gardeners probably know what aphids are. There are a lot of other people who do as well. Yet, they may not know some of the surprising facts about this insect that both astound and confound people. Aphid species There are far more species of...
Why barn owls are such great nocturnal hunters
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Barn owls are easily recognized by their heart shaped face, long legs and close set eyes. Most barn owls have a wing span of 3 ½ feet. Everything about the barn owl is geared toward being a nocturnal hunter. Mother Nature has a way of...
By: Ibrahim Mabwa
The fish, green tiger piranha, is a member of the Characide, or Characin family, and more specifically to a sub - family called the Serrasalmidae (Serra means 'saw', while salmus means 'salmon'). Their biological name Serrasalmidae is based on the fact that all members of...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
The life cycle of a whale shark is a very long one compared to many of the animals on the planet. They have been estimated to live at least 100 years. There is much about the whale shark that is still a mystery. No man...

 

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