How will climate change affect penguins and their habitats?
By: Christyl Rivers
Climate change is presently a great threat to many arctic and Antarctic species. Penguins, found in the lower hemisphere, are no exception. Penguin species number about twenty, and more than half of those are highly endangered. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature...
Plant profiles: Northern bayberry
By: David Pace
Botanical Name: Myrica pensylvanica Common Name: Bayberry Family Name: Myricaceae Zone: 3 to 7 Height: 5 to 10 feet Spread: 5 to 10 feet Range Bayberry can be found in eastern Canada (New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, P.E.I., and Quebec) and the...
Physical characteristics of sea spiders (Pycnogonida)
By: Laura Cushing
Sea spiders (scientific name Pycnogonids) are sometimes also known by the name 'Pantopoda' which means 'All Legs.' This is a good descriptor for the sea spider, as it is little more than a collection of legs attached to a comparatively small body. A sea...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Metamorphism simply refers to a ‘change’ and in relation to an insect, the term refers to the changes that take place during the insects’ life cycle that ultimately results in the ‘reproductive’ or the ‘adult’ form of the insect. Although the scientists...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Red fir is a large, evergreen, coniferous tree belonging to the family ‘Pinaceae’ or ‘pine’. Its scientific name is Abies magnifica and it is also known as California red fir or Shasta red fir. The tree often reaches a height of 150 to...
How to identify spiders found in Indiana
By: Lorri B Smalls
There are several kinds of nonvenomous and venomous spiders that can be found in Indiana. Identifying them properly will require careful observation, and is extremely important when running across one either in nature or within your home. Written descriptions of spiders seems to be less...
Tree profiles: Red fir (Abies magnifica)
By: Jade Schiffer
The Red Fir tree, also known as Abies Magnifica, is a tree whose brown bark has a reddish light in the sun. It has teal-colored needles whose sizes range from three-quarters of an inch to an inch in length. The needles link directly to the...
By: Annabelle Monito
White clover, trifolium repens, originally came from Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. It can be found, nowadays, in some parts of North America and New Zealand. This species of clover belongs to the family Fabaceae. This is the family that is also known for...
By: Annabelle Monito
Lamium, spotted dead nettle, is a perennial type of groundcover plant. It can be found naturally over most of Europe and Asia. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family of mint plants that bear flowers. Although the word nettle is in the species name, these plants...
By: Sun Meilan
Spotted dead nettle, or Lamium maculatum to go by its Latin name, is a plant found throughout the UK and much of the rest of the world. It spreads easily in the wild and, perhaps because of that, is often cultivated for garden use as...

 

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