By: Lawanda Shieldsl
Did you know that there are plants that actually eat animal? These plants are called carnivorous plants. The word carnivore means “meat eater”. Often when we hear the word “carnivore”, images of the great dinosaurs come to mind. These mighty lizards roamed the...
By: Alex Storey
The chestnut tree belongs to the same family as the oak and the beech and there are four main species: European, Chinese, Japanese and American. They are magnificent trees! Chestnuts are a genus of eight or nine species of deciduous trees and shrubs native to...
By: Emily Einolander
When dusk falls over the face of the waters, darkness underneath the ocean becomes profound, inky black. Some sea creatures withdraw to their hiding places for the evening, but some emerge to stalk their prey—whether ambushing, chasing, or flushing them out from their lairs...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Sweet Chestnut Tree is a member of the Beech Tree family. They are native to the Northern Hemisphere. There are four species of the chestnut tree, but the European species is the sweet chestnut and it is the only European species. This tree has...
Plant profile: Pansy
By: Alex Storey
Pansies are hybrid plants that have been cultivated as garden flowers. Particularly colourful, they are derived from the Viola species! Just two to three inches across, Pansy flowers have slightly overlapping upper petals. There are usually two side petals and often a single one at...
By: J. Lang Wood
Pansies provide a colorful splash and require very little maintenance, which makes them a popular choice for home gardens. They can be used in garden beds, borders, ground cover areas and in containers. This flower prefers cooler temperatures and will brighten garden areas after other...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Giant tube worms are marine invertebrates that can be found from a mile to several miles deep in the Pacific Ocean floor. They have not many predators because not many creatures live on the ocean floor. These worms have plumes that are retracted into their...
By: Alex Storey
Cedrus atlantica, is a cedar tree native to the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco. Fully grown, the Atlas Cedar is a large tree of 30-35 m with a trunk 2 m wide and it is very similar to other cedars regarding cone and leaf...
Tree profile: Atlas Cedar (cedrus atlantica)
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The Atlas cedar is a majestic evergreen conifer that grows as large as 120 feet tall and around 100 feet wide in its natural habitat. However, the trees growing in the United States may grow only to be around 40 to 60 feet tall and...
By: Michael Totten
A recent study by a team of researchers led by Holly Bik has found that the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill altered Gulf microbial communities, including species such as metazoan phyla, protists, algae, and fungi. These organisms are the basis of the entire ocean ecosystem...

 

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