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Igopogo
2013-09-19 10:07:07

The Igopogo is a legendary lake monster that is said to inhabit Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. It has also been called “Kempenfelt Kelly” for the bay that extends from the lake into the city of Barrie, Ontario. The Igopogo legend describes the creature as having a canine-like head. And may be related to the Irish crocodile, which is known as the Dobhar-chu. It is described mainly as being...

Black Shouldered Spinyleg Dromogomphus spinosus
2013-07-30 15:00:12

The black-shouldered spinyleg (Dromogomphus spinosus) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes four provinces in Canada, including Ontario and Nova Scotia, and thirty-four states in America, including Alabama, Florida, New York, and Texas. It prefers to reside near muddy and rocky rivers. It can be seen between the months of May and September in many...

Cherry-Faced Meadowhawk Sympetrum internum
2013-07-23 11:37:01

The cherry-faced meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes areas of Canada like Alberta and Ontario, among other areas, and many states in America like Oregon and New Mexico. It prefers to reside in temporary shallow lakes and ponds in marshy areas, but these pools typically dry up during the hot summer months. The...

Rhodobryum ontariense Kindb Par Ontario rhodobryum moss
2012-06-14 11:28:02

Symbol: RHON Group: Moss Family: Bryaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Bryales Family   Bryaceae Genus...

Liatris cylindracea Michx Ontario blazing star
2012-06-15 05:22:53

Symbol: LICY Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   LACY3 Lacinaria cylindracea (Michx.) Kuntze Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, NY, OH, TN, WI Classification:      ...

Dicranum ontariense Peters Ontario dicranum moss
2012-06-18 03:33:03

Symbol: DION Group: Moss Family: Dicranaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   DIDR3 Dicranum drummondii auct. Amer. Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae...

2012-06-18 04:58:35

Symbol: CRNI4 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   CRNIL Crataegus nitidula Sarg. var. limatula (Sarg.) Kruschke   CRNIM Crataegus nitidula Sarg. var. macrocarpa Kruschke   CRNIR Crataegus nitidula Sarg. var. recedens (Sarg.) Kruschke   CRRE8 Crataegus...

Massasauga
2007-01-10 10:58:11

The Massasauga, Sistrurus catenatus, is a species of venomous rattlesnake found in the United States, primarily in the Great Lakes region from New York to Illinois, including Ontario in Canada. Some isolated populations are found as far south as northern Missouri. It is the only venomous snake in Michigan, where it is known as the Michigan Rattler. It is also called the swamp rattler because it...

Shortnose Cisco
2005-06-14 08:35:26

The shortnose cisco (Coregonus reighardi) is a species of freshwater fish in the salmon family (family Salmonidae). The species is resident to the Nearctic ecozone, formerly occurring in Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Ontario in Canada and the United States. The last reported population was restricted to Georgian Bay off Lake Huron in Canada. Reaching a maximum recorded length of 14 in (36 cm)...

Pentlandite
2005-05-26 08:33:21

Pentlandite is a iron-nickel sulfide, (Fe,Ni)9S8. Pentlandite usually has a Ni:Fe ratio of close to 1:1. It also contains minor cobalt. Pentlandite forms isometric crystals, but is normally found in massive granular aggregates. It is brittle with a hardness of 3.5 - 4 and specific gravity of 4.6 - 5.0 and is non-magnetic. It has a yellowish bronze color. Pentlandite is the chief ore of...

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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