I'm a bit unfortunate in that I am allergic to many insect bites from sandflies to gnats and biting midgies, and so I do my best to identify types in case I need hospital treatment.
Planting native trees has many benefits over naturalized and exotic trees in the harsh continental climate of Nebraska. Because native trees evolved in Nebraska, they are adapted to extreme heat, extreme cold, wind, drought, and even flooding. Once...
The cave lions are distinct and extinct species of cold weather lions. Perfectly preserved samples have been discovered. Will we bring back the cave lions? In time, this could come to pass.
English butterflies looks at some of the common species of butterfly in England including small tortoiseshell, large white, common blue, speckled wood and painted lady. The usual habitat of each butterfly is also described.
Have you ever noticed those small daisy like florets inside the flower shops? Haven't you seen them as fillers on bouquets and other floral arrangements? Aren't they pleasant and elegant all by themselves? Those small, white and dense flower clusters are called Monte Cassino Aster.
The strange looking Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco) is one of several trees that grow in Tenerife that have medicinal properties which make them included in lists of herbs as well as trees. The Dragon Tree grows to a massive size with age and there is...
Few people have ever seen a polecat so you might not have noticed this lithe predator bounding back into our countryside after centuries of persecution.
The Red Fox holds a special place in the hearts of British people. It's a creature that is deeply ingrained in our mythology, which reflects our long love-hate relationship with the species.
Description, images sand historical uses of the holly tree. Latin names explained.
If you are lucky enough to live on a pond, you know what a great opportunity it is to view wildlife. If you don't live on a pond, come read and enjoy my pond experience.