Butterfly Hide Away - Butterfly pupae can continue resting in their cocoons until ideal outside conditions for emergence are met, sometimes doing so for entire seasons. Emergence can be caused by many factors, from temperature to recent rainfall.
Air Hole - All butterfly eggs have a tiny hole at the top to allow for fertilization. Later, this same hole gives the developing embryo air to breathe.
Monday, March 30, 2009
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Thursday, March 26, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
March Equinox - (Vernal Equinox-Northern Hemisphere) On March 20 at 11:44 UTC, the Sun will be directly over Earth's equator. The official start of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Nowruz - (Persian: نوروز /noʊruz; meaning 'New Day') the traditional Persian New Year holiday, having its roots in Ancient Iran. Today, the festival of Nowruz is celebrated in many countries that were territories of, or influenced by, the Persian Empire: Iran, Kurdistan, Afghanistan, and parts of the Middle East.
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Friday, March 13, 2009
Bradford Pear - Widely planted throughout North America as an ornamental tree, it has become a ubiquity in many suburban communities. It is tolerant of a variety of soil types, drainage levels and soil acidity. Its shape varies from ovate to elliptical. The symmetry lends to their use in somewhat formal settings, such as office parks or industrial parks. It is commonly planted for its decorative value, but its hard little fruit are generally taken by birds. Its beautiful white blossoms can be seen in early spring along the boulevards of many U.S. towns.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Loyal Honker - Most geese mate for life. The divorce rate for the majority of goose species is under 10%, one of the lowest in the animal kingdom.
Family Planning - Coyote mating season starts in early winter, and courtship can last several months. After a two-month gestation period, coyote pups are born to abundant spring food.
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