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French Guiana: Climbing the Giants
Water is necessary to carry as we will soon be sweating abundantly and need to restore the water loss; it's best to have a flask attached to your belt plus an extra bottle in your backpack.
California
El Segundo
What\'s that Bug? Eight Spotted Forester, Alypia octomaculata
The trick is to know which ones are friends and which ones are foes. Gardeners often encounter unique and colorful insects in their gardens. Although, it flies during the day and sips nectar from butterfly-preferred flowers, this little butterfly look-alike...
California
El Segundo
Forest Fever Tree Info: Learn About Growing Forest Fever Trees
Read on to learn more.Forest fever tree is a tall, straight tree with a rounded crown. They're also not good candidates for dry, windy areas or small gardens. (Be quick and grab one before it's gobbled up by wildlife!) Plant the seeds in a pot filled...
Ohio
Willoughby
Forest Grass Container Care : How To Grow Forest Grass In A Pot
It is considered a deciduous, half hardy, warm season grass and will die back in winter.The golden foliage is particularly spectacular in a darker pot, set off by colorful shade annuals or simply by itself.
Ohio
Willoughby
Golden Japanese Forest Grass – How To Grow Japanese Forest Grass Plant
These arching blades sweep from the base and gracefully re-touch the earth. The grass grows from stolens and rhizomes, which will cause it to slowly spread over time.The plant thrives in moist soils in low light situations.
Ohio
Willoughby
From the Oyapock to the Sinnamary: the rivers, streams and tributaries of French Guiana
The busiest rivers are unsurprisingly the ones forming borders with the two surrounding countries, the Oyapock river with Brazil and the Maroni with Surinam. But while on the French side there is a large, well-maintained road linking the bridge to Cayenne,...
California
El Segundo
Bishop\'s Weed Reversion – Learn About Variegation Loss In Bishop\'s Weed
The creamy white color provides a luminous effect in shady areas, which probably explains why bishop's weed plant is also known as “snow on the mountain.” Eventually, you may notice variegation loss in bishop's weed plants.
Ohio
Willoughby
Bishop\'s Weed Plant – Keeping Snow On The Mountain Ground Cover Under Control
It tolerates almost any soil as long as it is well-drained, and needs full or partial shade. In locations with mild summer temperatures, snow on the mountain ground cover won't mind some morning sun.is preventing it from spreading into areas where it...
Ohio
Willoughby
Strolling Along the Sentier de la Vierge
I guess everyone is now tired but happy to have seen the large variety of plants which are found at heights, we will come back some day at a different season so as to enjoy different flowers, make sure to be here on time!
California
El Segundo
Cruising the Canopy in Costa Rica
Opportunity knocked one autumn day when my wife, Wilma, discovered a travel brochure in our mailbox."Tour Costa Rica and cruise through the Panama Canal."Wilma had always dreamed of sailing through the Canal, and I of wandering through a Costa Rican rain...
California
El Segundo
Companies Disclose Impacts on Forests
Tags deforestation , disclosure survey , Forest Footprints Disclosure Project , global forests , National Wildlife Federation , Nike , U.S. companies This year, the FFD survey was sent to 285 global companies, 87 of which were based in the U.S. Twelve...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Fun feature: Spotlight on BirdFiles
Experienced and helpful members from around the world will be more than happy to help you identify feathered visitors. This database has a category dedicated to Birds and Butterflies.
California
El Segundo
This season\'s tree: Delonix regia
Those pods are solidly attached to the tree and some even stay until the following bloom; they can be used as fuel. Of course its main use is ornamental, it resists amazingly well to drought once established, will take salty air with a smile and is also...
California
El Segundo
Forest Pansy Tree Care – Tips On Growing A Forest Pansy Tree
As they mature, they deepen to maroon.The chief attraction of the trees, however, are the brightly colored flower blossoms that fill their canopies in early spring. They are flat, some 2-4 inches long and resemblefreestar.queue.push(function() { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-300x250-ATF-1");...
Ohio
Willoughby
Forest Unleashed
Sometimes not doing anything is the best course of action. I still have to take down the cottonwood, perhaps with a chainsaw . I also bought a device for my ATV to grub out larger saplings.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Clun Forest Sheep
Ewes lamb with ease (twins are the norm) and they're outstanding mothers with plenty of milk to feed their offspring; thanks to the breed's good teeth and great longevity, many ewes produce lambs well into their teens.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Victorian Veltheimia
They didn't experience a summer dormant period here in Pennsylvania, but our climate -- where nighttime temperatures are hovering in the teens at the moment -- is obviously far different from Africa's!
California
El Segundo
A Forest of Apples
All other photos are courtesy of Wikipedia., some have jumped to the conclusion that this area must then be theFinding oneself in an apple forest in bloom, one might think so, butI am, at this point, not inclined to take such a leap of faith.At the urging...
California
El Segundo
Tropical Dry Forest Plants
They develop enormous bases as they grow to giant proportions--up to 230 feet.Agave succulents are common in tropical dry forests, according to Chamlee. Agave store water and nutrients similar to cacti.
California
Santa Monica
The Edible Forest Garden
Yaquina/Flickr Water needs are met through naturalistic designs, like swales and berms, which direct the flow of water and store it in the landscape passively. Human energy is preserved by focussing on longer-term productive crops, like fruit and nut...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Farm-to-Forest Connections
Sketch a rough map to help you visualize the layout of your forest. Is the soil sandy or clay? As you learn about and use interesting plants and features of your forest, consider neighbors, friends or skilled craftspeople in your community who might enjoy...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Plants in Evergreen Forests
The beech tree produces nutrient-dense nuts that are craved by forest animals such as squirrels, rabbits and foxes. The leaves grow closely together, creating a great deal of shade cover, only allowing minimal sunshine to reach the forest floor.Emerald...
California
Santa Monica
What Is A Forest Garden – Learn About Edible Forest Garden Plants
Some shrubs are appropriate for shade while others need at least a few hours of sunlight, so plant accordingly.: If your forest garden is small, short trees may provide sufficient canopy without planting large or tall trees that take up a lot of space.
Ohio
Willoughby
What are Closed Canopy Forests?
As the human population expands, people cut down larger swaths of forest to plant fields and to use the lumber for many purposes. Some scientists estimate that the species identified so far are only a tiny portion of those who live in closed canopy forests.Although...
California
Santa Monica
Find Beauty in Forest Loss
So this morning, I started walking with a grudging heart. These walks are as much for me as they are for others. We watched a couple birds arguing over the seed head of one of our native flowers.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Features of a Forest Ecosystem
The canopy is also the upper habitat for other biological organisms in a forest ecosystem. The forest floor has a significant role in the transfer of nutrients in the life cycle of the forest ecosystem.
California
Santa Monica
Tropical Deciduous Forest Animals & Plants
A common predator of Tattersall's sifaka, the fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) is the largest predatory carnivore in Madagascar. Once common along the west coast, the Madagascar sea eagle is now rare throughout its native range.Fragmented bands of tropical...
California
Santa Monica
Environmental Problems in Temperate Deciduous Forests
An exotic fungal blight stemming from Asia essentially obliterated the American chestnut from eastern deciduous forests, once a dominant tree there. Defined by a moderate climate and trees that lose their leaves for part of the year, these ecosystems...
California
Santa Monica
Flowers & Plants Found in Temperate Forests
Although the lady fern's primary habitat is temperate woodlands, it also grows in swamps and areas with rocky soils. Regions in the United States with temperate forests include New England, the East Coast, the Midwest and the South.The common primrose...
California
Santa Monica