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2014-07-15 20:20:51

Coco Joy Kids to Launch at World Premiere of Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FAL Healthy Beverages, a FAL Group brand, today announces the launch

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2014-06-09 08:41:43

The US Geological Survey has released a video showing a rare glimpse into the life of a polar bear providing valuable insight into their daily lives.

2014-05-28 23:05:56

A new Small Membership Advisory Community launched by Wild Apricot is designed to help participants share helpful ideas and best practices for small associations, clubs and non-profits.

2014-05-27 23:12:35

New Performance Sports Training Center Opening in South Florida on June 2nd Coconut Creek, FL (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Athletic Republic, the industry leader

2014-05-13 23:10:47

Herbal Papaya launches new Papaya Superfruit Wellness drink, extends their supplements line to include papaya leaf weight loss support and blood support supplements and launches Herbalist Help

2014-05-05 23:06:18

The third issue of Success from Home magazine to feature Nerium International is now on newsstands nationwide! ADDISON, TX (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 For the

2014-04-24 12:30:20

ADDISON, Texas, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Creator of breakthrough skincare products validated by science, Nerium International was recognized for the second year in a row on Direct Selling

2014-04-22 23:11:39

Pine nut oil reviews published on official Siberian nut oil Facebook

2014-03-31 23:27:38

Less than two weeks after participating in the Natural Products West Expo in Anaheim, California, Herbal Papaya is pleased to announce new formals and products as a direct result of customer,


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Natterjack Toad, Epidalea calamita
2014-09-16 16:07:34

The natterjack toad, Epidalea Calamita, formerly Bufo calamita, is a toad endemic to sandy and heathland areas of Europe. The adults are about 60 to 70 millimeters long and are set apart from common toads by a yellow colored line that runs down the middle of the back. They have fairly short legs, and this provides them with a characteristic step, compared to the hopping movement of many other toad species. Natterjacks have a very loud and distinct mating call, amplified by the single vocal...

Montezuma Pine, Pinus montezumae
2014-07-15 13:27:17

Montezuma pine (Pinus montezumae) is native to Mexico and Central America and grows in the mountain ranges. This tree is known as ocote by the locals of Mexico. This tree has been planted successfully at mid altitudes in South Africa and Queensland, Australia, and at high altitudes in Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia. Trees planted in New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia have done well at sea level. The Montezuma pine grows at 6,562-10,500 feet above sea level where...

Macedonian Pine, Pinus peuce
2014-07-15 13:08:24

Macedonian Pine (Pinus peuce) is native to Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, southwest Serbia, as well as the extreme north of Greece. This pine has been neutralized and grows in Eastern Finland. This pine grows best at altitudes between 3,281feet and 7,218 feet with a few growing as low as 1,969 feet and as high as 7,546 feet. This pine tolerates shade as well as extreme cold, and grows in rocky soils that are acidic and poor in nutrients. This tree grows to heights...

Japanese White Pine, Pinus parviflora
2014-07-15 12:15:14

Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora) is native to Japan and found growing in Kokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikaku; and South Korea, and Utsurio-To. The Japanese call it the Japanese five-needle pine. The Japanese White Pine grows from sea level up to 8,202 feet, but grows best between 3,281 feet and 4,921 feet. Dwarfism sets in when the trees grow above sub-alpine levels. This pine grows on steep, rocky slopes and prefers well-drained soils and full sun although it does not like intense...

Chinese White Pine, Pinus armandii
2014-07-14 16:49:23

Chinese White Pine (Pinus armandii) is native to China as well as northern Burma. This pine is known as Mount Hua pine in Chinese. This pine grows at altitudes between 3,281 and 10,830 feet in light sandy to medium soils that is acidic and well-drained as this tree can tolerate drought. This tree grows to heights of 115 feet with a trunk diameter that measures 3 feet 3 inches. The bark is grayish brown when immature and matures to blackish brown to grayish red brown. The trunk will have...

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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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