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2014-09-09 23:12:13

Butterfly Lovers Unite to Celebrate this Vividly Colorful Insect; Dedicated Overnight Package Pine Mountain, GA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 September is Blue Morpho Butterfly Month at Callaway Gardens’ Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center. Typically there are a variety of more than 1,000 tropical butterflies flying freely throughout the conservatory; however, this month it will filled exclusively with spectacular Blue Morpho butterflies. “During September, visitors to the Day Butterfly...

2014-08-28 23:05:35

Bike MS Event Returns for Ninth Year Pine Mountain, GA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 More than 1,000 cyclists will be riding into town Sept. 19-21, 2014, for the Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride at Callaway Gardens, a proud partner of this event. Returning for the ninth year, participants will ride in this annual, long-distance cycling event that benefits the Georgia chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. This year’s fundraising goal is $1.2 million to help find a cure for this...

2014-03-27 12:25:57

Receives Gold ADDY at the American Advertising Awards FRIANT, Calif., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Table Mountain Casino was recognized with a Gold ADDY award at this year's American Advertising Awards, held as part of the Fresno Advertising Federation's award ceremony. This annual event recognizes talent and expertise in advertising, marketing, public relations and commercial art campaigns. The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry's largest...

2014-03-16 23:04:20

Howard H. "Bo" Callaway, Former Secretary of Army and Callaway Gardens' Chairman Emeritus, Dies at age 86 Pine Mountain, Ga. (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 Howard Hollis “Bo” Callaway, Sr., died Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Columbus, Ga. Callaway, age 86, was Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation™ (ICCF) in Pine Mountain. He was the son of the late Cason and Virginia Callaway, co-founders of Callaway Gardens. “While he may be gone...

2014-02-28 23:29:39

Plant Fair & Sale Features Items Unique to the South; Gardening School and Workshop; Spring Beauty Pine Mountain, GA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Head to Callaway Gardens for new gardening knowledge, inspiration and ideas for your garden. Be sure to bring a plant list and a vehicle large enough to take home all of the great finds from the Callaway Gardens Annual Plant Fair and Sale, March 27-30, 2014. Annual Plant Fair and Sale “We will have an incredible array of herbs, flowering...

Mountainous Ecosystems Acted Like A Thermostat For Millions Of Years
2014-02-06 14:21:46

University of Oxford For the first time, scientists have discovered how tree roots in the mountains may play an important role in controlling long-term global temperatures. Researchers from Oxford and Sheffield Universities have found that temperatures affect the thickness of the leaf litter and organic soil layers, as well as the rate at which the tree roots grow. In a warmer world, this means that tree roots are more likely to grow into the mineral layer of the soil, breaking down rock...

2013-11-21 23:21:24

25th annual Slim Chance Awards to kickstart Healthy Weight Week 2014. Ludlow, VT (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Green Mountain at Fox Run, sponsor of Healthy Weight Week 2014, today announced that nominations are being accepted for the Slim Chance Awards, which will name the worst weight loss gimmicks of 2013. This tradition was started 25 years ago by Francie M. Berg, MS, LN, a licensed nutritionist and adjunct professor at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. As the women’s...

Why Have Some Mountain Ranges Exceeded Their Expected Lifespan?
2013-06-27 19:07:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New details published in the journal Nature reveals reasons behind why some mountain ranges exceed their expected lifespan. Interactions between landslides and erosion has helped scientists understand the reasons behind the lifespan of some of the world's iconic mountains. Researchers say this study answers questions as to why there was fast erosion in active mountain ranges in the Himalayas and slow erosion in others like the Great...

Geologic Facelift For Appalachian Mountain Basin
2013-02-01 08:45:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite the absence of any recent tectonic activity in the area, one region of the Appalachian Mountains looks vastly different from its surroundings, leading a team of US researchers to conclude that the location had undergone a transformation they refer to as a “geological facelift.” Sean Gallen, a graduate student in marine, earth and atmospheric sciences at North Carolina State University, and Karl Wegmann, an...

2012-07-02 10:22:42

Mountain belts on Earth are most commonly formed by collision of one or more tectonic plates. The process of collision, uplift, and subsequent erosion of long mountain belts often produces profound global effects, including changes in regional and global climates, as well as the formation of important economic resources, including oil and gas reservoirs and ore deposits. Understanding the formation of mountain belts is thus a very important element of earth science research. One common but...


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2012-06-15 05:22:32

Symbol: LILI Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   LALI3 Lacinaria ligulistylis A. Nelson Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CO, IL, MN, MO, MT, ND, NM, SD, WI, WY Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'