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Tree Scavenger Hunts: Westover and Chestnut Hills Park

Can you tell one special fact about the Sweetgum tree in front of the Westover Library? Why is the Kentucky Coffeetree at Chestnut Hills Park called that? 436 more words

Education

T. juncea

I’ve never been partial to plants that look like normal grass.

Yes, I’m aware that “normal grass” means different things to different people, especially when you’re on different continents, but the sort of everyday grass I’m talking about includes things like… 280 more words

Tillandsias

Breeding Bird Survey results show species decline across UK

The latest annual report of the joint BTO, JNCC and RSPB Breeding Bird Survey is now available.

The report contains trends of 112 species of common and widespread bird and mammal species across all habitats and areas of the UK during the period 1994-2013. 444 more words

News

Three Things That Are Misunderstood About Sharks (2007)

1. Their attacks are few.

2. With 400 species they are quite diverse.

3. They say that they’re not all just teeth.

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But if you are the one getting bit- 11 more words

Poetry

Dinosaurs could be brought back : by 'de-evolving' living birds

This is a blog inspired by MIKAEL ANGELO FRANCISCO

A British biochemist suggests that the genetic qualities of today’s birds may be the key to bringing back the gigantic “terrible lizards” that ruled the planet during the Mesozoic era. 598 more words

Finished and complete

“For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. 260 more words