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Kenyan sand boa Gongylophis colubrinus
2013-10-14 15:10:32

The Kenyan sand boa (Gongylophis colubrinus) is a boa snake and a member of the Boidae family. This species may also be referred to as the Egyptian sand boa, the Kenyan sand boa, the East African sand boa, and simply, the Sand boa. The sand boa is commonly found in northern Africa from Egypt and as far west as Niger. The snake's terrain ranges from Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, and...

Orange-Thighed Frog Litoria xanthomera
2013-10-08 13:38:49

The Orange-Thighed Frog (Litoria xanthomera) is a tree frog that is native to a small area of tropical Queensland, Australia. It is a green frog with distinctly orange colored eyes, and is much like the Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Litoria chloris) in appearance. Reaching a length of about 5.5 centimeters, this frog is of medium size. It is slender, with a thin body, flat head, and large eyes, which...

Magnificent Tree Frog Litoria splendida
2013-10-08 12:03:58

The Magnificent Tree Frog (Litoria splendida), known also as the Splendid Tree Frog, is a tree frog species initially described in 1977. It has a limited range, only occurring on the north-western coast of Australia within the Northern Territory and Western Australia. It looks much like, and can be confused with, the closely related White’s Tree Frog. This tree frog is a rather large frog,...

Genetically Modified Wheat
2013-10-02 07:20:35

Genetically Modified Wheat is wheat that has been genetically engineered by the direct manipulation of its genome utilizing biotechnology. It has also been termed GMO wheat, GMO standing for genetically modified organism. As of the year 2013, no GM wheat is grown commercially, but many field tests have been performed. Wheat is an important domesticated grass that is used around the world for...

Container garden
2013-08-21 10:16:39

A container garden consists of plants that are grown in pots, boxes, or other containers rather than directly in the ground. Containers can be made of terracotta, wood, plastic, ceramic, or other material that will hold soil and water. There are many forms of containers from the old worn out shoe, tea cups, terracotta pots, window boxes, or the more sophisticated methods with...

Leaf vegetables
2013-08-21 09:03:22

Leaf vegetables are leaves from various plants that are edible with some leaves having tender shoots, such as beet greens, attached. Leaf vegetables are very high in nutrition and may be used in various culinary dishes. While there are over a thousand species of leaf vegetables, they generally come from plants that are short-lived such as lettuce and spinach. Leaf vegetables are high in...

Flower garden
2013-08-21 08:27:49

Flower gardens, used for beautification purposes, contain various flowering plants providing blooms all year long and can be elaborate or simple. Flower gardens come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Formal flower gardens are planned out and serve as a multi-function garden, such as growing herbs around the border of a flower garden with edible blooms. Shrubs are also used in creating flower...

Cottage garden
2013-08-21 07:55:58

Cottage gardens, developed in England as functional gardens attached to cottages of the working class were simplistic in style and left to grow at will. These gardens contained vegetables and herbs, fruit trees, beehives and some livestock, such as pigs and chickens. Flowers were used as fillers for the empty spaces but soon gardens were designed just for the flowers. Cottage gardens were...

Spiny Sand Seastar Luidia quinaria
2013-08-12 10:52:26

The spiny sand seastar (Luidia quinaria) is a species of starfish that is classified within the Luidiidae family. It can be found in shallow waters around the Korean Archipelago and in the China Sea. This species holds three subspecies including Luidia quinaria quinaria and Luidia quinaria bispinosa. The spiny sand seastar has a small body with long, thin arms, the feature from it derives its...

Wildlife Garden
2013-08-05 11:00:54

A wildlife garden (or wild garden) provides a natural habitat for many species of wildlife/animals. Wildlife gardens can be parcels of land allowed to grow naturally or created by individuals with an interest in wildlife habitats. Gardeners will grow a wildlife garden in conjunction with their production/cash crop gardens as a means of attracting various species of wildlife to help control...

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.