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Botanical Gardens
2013-08-21 07:08:30

Botanical Gardens are gardens used for educational purposes along with the study of botany. The gardens contain a variety of plants with each plant labeled with its botanical name. The gardens can be themed gardens containing a collection of like plants such as cacti, orchids, roses or herbs. Gardens may also specialize in certain plants from all over the world including the tropics and the...

Agricultural Show
2013-08-21 06:49:05

An Agricultural Show is a public event and is synonymous with the term state and county fairs. Agricultural shows exhibit all things pertaining to agriculture including equipment, animals, sports, and recreation. Livestock entered into the show is judged for various merits with ribbons being awarded. Competitions are held as well as trading of equipment and breeding stock. Agricultural shows...

Affenpinscher
2013-08-20 10:00:55

The affenpinscher, also known as a monkey dog, affen, or affie, is a toy breed of dog that resembles a terrier. Its name is derived from the German word Affe, which means monkey or ape, and it is thought to have originated in Germany during the seventeenth century. This dog was bred to eradicate rodents from kitchens, stables, and granaries and was slightly larger than its modern size. A...

Goodfellows Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus goodfellowi
2013-08-19 13:25:33

Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi), also known as the ornate tree-kangaroo, is a marsupial that can be found in New Guinea and along the border of Irian Jaya in Indonesia. This species received its scientific name in honor of Walter Goodfellow, a British zoological collector. This species holds two recognized subspecies, Dendrolagus goodfellowi goodfellowi and Buergers'...

Black Shuck
2013-08-13 11:14:42

The Black Shuck is the name of a large ghostly black dog from folklore in the British Isles. Other names consist of Old Shuck, Old Shock, and Shuck. It is said that it roams around the coastline and countryside of East Anglia. The origins of the name “Shuck” come from the word scucca, which means “demon”. Or it could have derived from a local word “shucky” which means...

Pacific Blood Star Henricia leviuscula
2013-08-12 14:30:25

The Pacific blood star (Henricia leviuscula), also known as the blood star or the blood starfish, is a species of starfish that is classified within the Echinasteridae family. It can be found in the Pacific Ocean, along the coasts of North America. It prefers a habitat within intertidal zones in rocky areas, at depths of up to 1,312 feet. This species is small, reaching an average diameter...

Sir Richard Branson
2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student...

Giant Sea Star Pisaster giganteus
2013-08-09 10:08:32

The giant sea star (Pisaster giganteus) is a species of starfish that is classified within the Asteriidae family. It can be found along the western coasts of North America, with a range that extends from British Columbia to southern California. It resides in areas with low tides, where sand contains abundant substrate to which the starfish can cling. The giant sea star is broad and holds wide...

Pink Sea Star Pisaster brevispinus
2013-08-09 10:05:29

The pink sea star (Pisaster brevispinus), also known as the short-spined sea star or the giant pink sea star, is a species of starfish that is classified within the Asteriidae family that can be found in the Pacific Ocean. It prefers to reside in muddy or sandy areas at depths of up to 590 feet, although smaller individuals can be found in rocky areas. This species was made famous by the show...

Cushion Sea Star Choriaster granulatus
2013-08-08 14:42:13

The cushion sea star (Choriaster granulatus), also known as the granulated sea star or the doughboy star, is a species of sea star that is classified within the Oreasteridae family. It is the sole species within its genus, Choriaster. It can be found in a number of tropical areas including the Red Sea, the Great Barrier Reef, the Indo-Pacific region, and along the coasts of East Africa. It...

Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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