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Little Yellow-shouldered Bat, Sturnira lilium
2013-06-18 12:20:31

The little yellow-shouldered bat (Sturnira lilium) is a species that is native to Central and South America. Its range is large and includes Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Bolivia, and Mexico, among many other areas. It can be found in a variety of habitats from mountainous or arid forests to tropical forests. It is typically found at elevations below 2,624 feet, although it can be found at elevations of up to 5,249 feet. The little yellow-shouldered bat holds home ranges that vary...

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2009-06-17 12:38:51

The Lily of the Nile or Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) is a species of plant native to southern Africa in Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland. It has been introduced to Western Australia where it occurs in high periodical water tables and sandy soil. Several hybrids have been established and introduced to other areas around the world. Some hybrids are more suited to cooler climates. One hybrid, Crowborough, grows better in the British Isles and the northwestern United States than it...

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2009-04-28 15:46:45

Brunsvigia josephinae or Josephine's Lily is often referred to as Candelabra lily and was named after Josephine de Beauharnais. Josephine de Beauharnais was Napolean's empress. This deciduos species is indigenous to South Africa and features dark pinkish red leaves measuring 12 - 15 inches in length. Blooming from bulbs in early Spring, it thrives best in moderately humid climates. Although this plant blooms annually, it can take 12 years before the bulbs produce their first flowers and...

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2009-04-17 14:48:27

The Pink Fairy Lily (Zephyranthes robustus), also known as the Pink Rain Lily, Pink Zephyr Lily, and Pink Magic Lily. It is natively found in North America. This plant is possibly known as a hybrid of the White Rain Lily. This is a robust plant with a long blooming season. This is one of the most fertile summer plants of the flowering zephyranthes. It blooms in late summer to early fall. It grows from 6 to 10 inches tall. It is ideal for rock gardens. The leaves are a deep glossy green and...

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2009-04-17 14:44:19

The Fairy Lily (Zephyranthes candida) also known as the White Rain Lily, is a species of plant native to the Rio de la Plata region of South America including Argentina and Uruguay. It is also found in Paraguay and Chile. Other common names for this plant are August rain lily, White zephyr lily, Peruvian swamp-lily, Zephyr flower, and Autumn zephyr lily. The Fairy Lily is a white hybridized species of a flower that is usually found in pink flowering form. It grows from 6 to 10 inches tall....

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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