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Pacific Sheath-tailed Bat Emballonura semicaudata
2013-01-28 14:19:38

Image Caption: Pacific Sheath-Tailed Bat (Emballonura semicaudata) (pe’ape’a). Credit: Jorge Palmeirim/Wikipedia The Pacific sheath-tailed bat (Emballonura semicaudata), also known as the Polynesian sheath-tailed bat, is a sac-winged bat that can be found in many areas, including Guam, Fiji, Somoa, Palua, Micronesia, Tonga, Vanuatu, and American Somoa. It is thought to occur in forested...

La-Nina of 2012 Impacts on Honolulu Hawaii
2012-07-19 19:06:01

Honolulu, located in the Pacific Ocean, has a mostly marine time climate and has a pretty consistent temperature average from month to month. This is a look at the La-Nina impacts on the local area. January 2012: For the month of January it is typical to see average high temps in the 80’s while overnight lows drop into the 70’s. During the La-Nina event January temps were normal 71%...

Vaccinium vitis-idaea L lingonberry
2012-06-14 08:04:27

Symbol: VAVI Group: Dicot Family: Ericaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Subshrub Native Status: L48    N AK    N CAN    N GL    N SPM    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AK, MA, ME, MI, MN, NH, VT, WI Classification:       Kingdom  ...

2012-06-14 08:33:50

Symbol: TROR Group: Dicot Family: Ulmaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: HI    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:HI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta –...

2012-06-14 09:05:26

Symbol: TAAL4 Group: Dicot Family: Apocynaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Tree Native Status: L48    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-14 09:56:59

Symbol: SIAC Group: Dicot Family: Caryophyllaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    N CAN    N GL    N SPM    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AK, AZ, CO, ID, ME, MT, NH, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY Classification:      ...

Saxifraga hirculus L yellow marsh saxifrage
2012-06-14 10:34:52

Symbol: SAHI3 Group: Dicot Family: Saxifragaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    N CAN    N GL    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AK, CO, UT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

2012-06-14 11:28:50

Symbol: RHRI3 Group: Lichen Family: Rhizocarpaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Rhizocarpaceae Genus   Rhizocarpon Ramond ex DC. – map lichen...

2012-06-14 11:28:51

Symbol: RHRE5 Group: Lichen Family: Rhizocarpaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Rhizocarpaceae Genus   Rhizocarpon Ramond ex DC. – map lichen...

2012-06-14 11:28:57

Symbol: RHPO4 Group: Lichen Family: Rhizocarpaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Rhizocarpaceae Genus   Rhizocarpon Ramond ex DC. – map lichen...

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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