Great Lakes

Photo: NASA Goddard, Great Lakes The Great Lakes (French: les Grands-Lacs) are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River. They consist of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. – …

Pollen

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Pollen Jackpot Pollen = fine powderlike material consisting of pollen grains that is produced by the anthers of seed plants Elsewhere on the Web pollen.com Photos Planeta.com Pollinators Bee Brick Biodiversity

Soil

Photo: Rio Muchacho Soil = the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles Events 2015 was the International Year of Soils http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/ May International Compost Awareness Week Cryptobiotic Soils – Otherwise known as “desert glue,” this …

World Water Day

Photo: Wetlands Park (Las Vegas) World Water Day – worldwaterday.org – is March 22 coordinated by UN-Water – unwater.org – in collaboration with governments and partners. The annual UN observance day highlights the importance of freshwater. World Water Day is celebrated around the world with a variety of events. These can be educational, theatrical, musical, …

Eucalyptus

Images: Biodiversity Heritage Library Wikipedia: Eucalyptus is a genus of nearly nine hundred species of flowering trees, shrubs or mallees in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae commonly known as eucalypts. Plants in the genus Eucalyptus have bark that is smooth, fibrous or stringy, leaves with oil glands, and sepals and petals that are fused to form …

International Day of Forests

Reserva Huitepec March 21 is the International Day of Forests. Hashtag: #IntForestDay The United Nations proclaimed March 21 the International Day of Forests. Starting in 2013, the day is observed each year to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of forests and trees to all life on earth. Details Join the conversation on the social web …

Equinox

Buzzwords Equinox = the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length (about September 22 and March 20). Translating: Happy Equinox Spanish: Feliz Equinoccio Embedded Tweets All you need to know about the March equinox, coming up this week: https://t.co/Q0Sp3nL3l8 This …

Mount Taranaki

Photo: Denisbin, Taranaki Mount Taranaki (2,518 meters / 8,261 feet) is an active but quiescent stratovolcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It is also known as Mount Egmont. Taranaki is the North Island’s second highest peak or as Kiwis say, a challenging day tramp. Nearby towns are …

Teocintle

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Teosintle Teocinte is the wild ancestor plant from which corn was domesticated as a crop by the Indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. Elsewhere on the Web Un recorrido por la historia del teocintle, el antepasado del maíz Biodiversidad.gob.mx Videos Wikipedia Zea perennis Zea Planeta.com Corn = Maíz = Conabio Wild México