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ShastaTrinity National Forest
2014-07-31 09:18:57

Shasta-Trinity National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. It holds 2,210,485 acres of protected land, making it the largest national forest in its state, and five designated wilderness areas including Mount Shasta Wilderness, Trinity Alps Wilderness, and Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness. This forest was created in 1954, when the Trinity and...

Alpine Ibex Capra ibex
2012-08-24 16:23:24

The Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) can be found in the European Alps. It is locally known as the Steinbock in German, the bouquetin in French, the kozorog in Slovenian, and the stambecco in Italian. Its range was once restricted to Northern Italy in the Gran Paradiso National Park, but now comprises nearly all of the European Alps including France, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Austria, and Switzerland....

Topographic Effects On Weather
2012-07-30 13:18:48

The Japanese Alps are a major weather component and dictate a lot of weather patterns in Japan. The first is when Typhoons move northward and impact Japan. If they remain on the eastern side of the Alps they will bring very heavy rain to the capitol region of Tokyo along with very strong winds. In the winter the Alps create two types of climates at the same latitude. On the Western side near...

2012-06-18 10:37:28

Symbol: ARUM Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I Synonyms:   ARLA18 Artemisia laxa (Lam.) Fritsch Distribution: ArtemisiaumbelliformisLam. distribution:USA(NY) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants...

2012-06-19 04:52:47

Symbol: ACDI6 Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I CAN    I Synonyms:   ACDE10 Achillea dentifera DC. Distribution: AchilleadistansWaldst. & Kit. ex Willd. distribution:USA(MA, NY),CAN(QC) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

2012-06-19 04:52:48

Symbol: ACDIT Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Synonyms:   ACTA2 Achillea tanacetifolia All. Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida –...

2008-05-06 22:51:18

The Bergamasco is a herding breed which originated in the Italian Alps. It is a solid, medium-sized dog with a rustic appearance. The feature that sets the Bergamasco apart is its unusual coat. The coat is felted and characterized by three types of hair which form mats or flocks. These flocks start from the spine and grow yearly to reach the ground. The breed is born with short, smooth fur...

Clouded Apollo
2007-10-26 11:48:55

The Clouded Apollo (Parnassius mnemosyne), is a butterfly species of the family of Swallowtail butterflies found in Eurasia. Clouded Apollos inhabits meadows and woodland clearings with plenty of flowering plants, both in the lowlands and in the mountains. It is not usually found at altitudes above 1500m except in the Asian mountains where it is known also from higher altitudes. Its range...

Hummingbird Hawk-moth
2005-09-07 20:42:22

The Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) is a species of hawk moth with a long proboscis. It is capable of hovering in place, as well as making an audible humming noise. These two features make it look remarkably like a hummingbird when it feeds on flowers. The forewings are brown and the hindwings are orange. The wingspan is 50-58 mm. Adults may be encountered at any time of the...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'