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2013-07-29 10:43:37

Farmers and city people can play a key role in saving Australia’s native animals and plants by small changes to the way they manage their paddocks and backyards. Researchers at the National Environmental Research Program’s (NERP) Environmental Decisions Hub say that although many native species don't live in paddocks or in backyards, Australians can still help native wildlife by adding features like plants, trees or logs to their property that benefit...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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