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2008-06-14 00:00:13

The Environment Agency is making hay to ensure a rare conservation area on the edge of York continues to attract wildlife and has a healthy eco system. Rawcliffe Meadows is a floodplain meadow of the sort which has declined by more than 95 per cent in England and Wales since the Second World War, mainly due to intensive farming methods. The EA is removing half a hectare of nettles before adding a hay cover that should help to return the floodplain meadow to a more natural state and...


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 'kardia,' heart.
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