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The Eastern Glass Lizard
I like that, too, because the vacant property provides habitat for many of the butterflies, birds, box turtles and other creatures that visit my yard. This happens when the lizard is attacked, especially if the predator grabs the tail.
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Amazing facts about water
The geological record seems to indicate that there have been numerous floods in various parts of the world at different times.Even preschoolers learn about solid, liquid and gas (don't be scared of science) from harmless water.
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Fractals in Nature - Leaves and Blooms
Leaves, too, show the fractal structure clearly in some instances. When generating these kinds of images, the imagination goes wild with the possibilities. Plants are the most conspicuous source of fractal structures, some of which are very similar to...
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Fractals in Nature - The Big(ger) Picture!
I'm guessing more than a foot in the valley there (see picture at right). In this climate, the vegetation doesn't grow too tall, but the beach areas are clearly defined and the coastlines vividly displayed.
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Fractals in Nature - An Introduction to Organized Chaos!
When computed and the results are displayed on your computer monitor, the Set yields the familar "spiny pear" image that is devilishly complex in spite of apparent simplicity (see image at left).
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Take All Five Senses for a Walk
No one had anything to say so we said nothing. Before eating any plant matter, be absolutely sure of what it is. However, we do have five senses, and using all of them, or at least more than sight, can add to the enjoyment of being outdoors.
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It\'s Time ...
You can read about it in. Read what Toni Leland says about itsowing seeds in vented recycled containers, there's still lots of time for that, but it's time to get started. Yes, you remember summer! I am normally fairly oblivious to such things, but even...
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Fractals in Nature - and for the Holidays as well!
No problem, just look at the image to right. As I've described and illustrated the fractal nature inherent in natural shapes, such as plants and mountains, I want to share some images that I've discovered while exploring fractals that, on the surface,...
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Monarchs and Milkweeds
Notice the black line on the hind wings, not present on the monarch.The monarch's yearly migration from north to south and back again is legendary, not just because of the astonishing number of miles this small insect travels, but also because the trip...
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Longitude 63,25° East, latitude 19,43° South.
As stated above Rodrigue or Rodrigues island lays in South-Eastern Indian Ocean, some 650 km away from Mauritius and about 4500 km from the next coast of Australia. One of the various islets, the ‘ile aux cocos' has been turned into a wildlife sanctuary...
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A Winter\'s Day
I have to plan my walks with the direction that Stan takes the tractor, using the tire tracks as pathways as far as they go. The snows began in November and with the exception of two thaws in December have continued steadily into January.
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Mayotte, l\'ile aux parfums.
The French people took hold of Madagascar and then the Comoros in 1841 when it became a French colony. It belongs to France and has some interesting fauna and flora so let?s explore it together!
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Stepping Outdoors to Enjoy a Country Winter
Happened in December, so now that the year has turned around, there is a subtle increase in light streaming through our windows and doors. Who can resist admiring those beautiful red berries against a backdrop of pointy green leaves?
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Crocus Lawns for a Joyful Spring
Use a small shovel to make a shallow cut into the grass, then lift up a flap of sod.Place a cluster of bulbs pointy end up, an inch or two apart. By Palm Sunday, a bright carpet of blooms could be seen from up and down the block.Needless to say, Sunshine...
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Andrew\'s Ivy: A Legacy for My Son
There is nothing more bonding than having your child take an interest in what you love most in the world. Then, all of a sudden after a lot of prodding by the medical staff, my boy let out a huge wail.
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The Landscape in Winter
They have changed the way the snow drifts in the side yard,Today, they have completely changed the drifts again, with a wind that has shifted twice.They speak of things the trees only whisper about and make the snow move around themWhen you are planning...
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Une randonnee a Roche-Plate
Anyway, after a few hours of serious hiking, a good meal ending with some ‘rhum arrange' there is no difficulty whatsoever to find sleep...Now we are in the dry river bed about 300m wide and we walk through a mix of sand, stones, rocks, pebbles, shingles...
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Leaf peepers - what are they and what do they do?
"This area is at 63% peak right now, while this other mountain range is 72.58% peak." Now I was imagining some hi-tech scanning system by helicopter, or an individual leaf-by-leaf count.
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Nosy Be, another hidden paradise in the Indian Ocean
Those lakes can be visited, but their sacredness forbids swimming in them, enforced by the presence of crocodiles (which are also sacred themselves of course but not vegetarians...).
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Let your garden \
Pens are stingy and unforgiving, but pencils are generous and friendly. In fact, they were quite expressive, if I do say so myself. The top one was sketched by the talented Mr. Winter while overthinking the subject; the bottom one was scrawled by me.
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Autumn Hiking in Two States: Similarities and differences
Trail maps can be picked up at the park office.Sights captured on recent Cumberland County, Tennessee hikes. Fall is the best time of year for hiking the peaceful trails in forests across the country.
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Going On A Banana Hunt
Something like the Great Honey Hunt book of my childhood, this was one adventure I lived through in the jungles of Veracruz, Mexico back in the late 1990s. By the next time a team came around again, I had long forgotten the pain and signed up once again...
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Snowflakes: Singular Wonders
They show real snow crystals that fell to earth in Northern Ontario, Alaska, Vermont, the Michigan Upper Peninsula, and the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.The picture of Wilson A.
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A Warm Winter\'s Day
We refer to her as our Southern Belle.This is the time of year when I find it difficult to imagine the beauty of the summer garden. Today it was warm in Northwest Missouri. My wintery mood has improved, and I feel invigorated by the fresh air.
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Joyce Kilmer: His \
Today this 3,840 acre parcel is part of theThe forest here consists of mature hardwoods in a unique diverse ecosystem. He wrote while in France and intended to publish a book about his experiences.
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Frost and How It Forms
After months of warm weather through summer and early fall, both daytime and nighttime temperatures begin to decline. Every gardener understands the importance of monitoring this weather event.
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Those who love the beaches, warm sunny weather and tropical plants growing in their own back yards, show up in droves to view the amazing display put on by nature once a year.I learned in grade school the real reason leaves change colors in the fall,...
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Trees and Their Veneration in the Western World
More like needles... And when the warm times returned in the spring, Sparrow's family returned also. When the cold times come, you of all the trees shall keep your leaves; they shall remain green through all the seasons for the gift you have given me,...
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Through the Years, We All Will Be Together
Gardening is my life and I can not imagine a day without the ability to go outside and commune with nature, bask in the glory of the sunshine or simply stand amazed by the beauty and magic of all the flowers and plants in my garden.
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