Two Great Nature Reserves to See in Yorkshire
Yorkshire may already be known for its fantastic natural landscape with the likes of the North York Moors and Whitby's stunning countryside and coastline made famous by literature and the media, but it is also a place to enjoy some stunning examples of wildlife. With two great nature reserves, Yorkshire offers something truly great for nature enthusiasts visiting the northern county on holiday at any time of year, where the changing seasons bring with them new and exciting breeds and varieties of animals and plant life.
Fibonacci in nature: A mesmerizing sequence with explanation
Mathematics can be beautiful. If you don't believe me, let's look at the examples of the Fibonacci sequence in nature. You can see it almost everywhere - from wonderful flowers to human embryos, snails and pinecones. But what makes it so pleasing to our eyes, and why it appears in nature is still a mystery.
5 questions and answers about the Swiss cheese plant
The Swiss cheese plant is one of the most popular indoor plants, and people love it not only because it's beautiful and unique, but also, because it can grow quite big (but without taking up too much vertical space as ferns do), and it's easy to take care of.
Three of the presumably the most poisonous snake species on Earth
There are about 2,500 species of snakes in the world, of which more than 600 species are poisonous. But which snakes have the deadliest venom by far on Earth?
The 10 oldest trees on Earth
Every simple thing what we are surrounded by have its own story, which can be short but also long. The most peaceful creatures of the Earth are the trees, and many cultures connected with them in many ways of mythology. The green trees are not just giving oxygen to us, but many of them survived the ages of human history. Here is a list ten of the oldest and most ancient trees on Earth.
The last virgin forest of Europe: the majestic Białowieża Forest
Before of the settlement of humans the most of the territory of North-eastern Europe was covered by ancient forests that have unfolded for thousands of kilometres on the great plains of the continent. These forests are almost lost for today and only survived in tiny and lonely hidden spots in mountain areas for example in the sides of the Carpathian Mountains. There is only one exception to this, the Białowieża Forest in the border area between Poland and Belorussia.
Eight species that went extinct after the Millennium
The extinction of some species has always been associated with the passage of time, and we also know many mass extinctions that have followed the major world events, such as the disappearance of dinosaurs or the post-Ice Age. Nowadays, we are also hearing more and more about the adverse effects of the climate change, globalization, and the development of human civilization on the planet's ecosystem. Here are eight species that have gone extinct or been added to the list of extinct species in the last two decades.
Incredible ways animals can heal
Nature can be truly surprising sometimes, and thanks to the diversity of life on Earth, we can experience some incredible strategies that help animals and plants to survive. Below you can read about how some animals can manage to heal themselves in surprising ways.
These animals are well off with a few bites of food for ages
Nature can be surprising sometimes, and when it comes to eating habits, it also shows us just how differently each species can use the amount of nutrition that they have gained. Us, mammals need plenty of energy to burn, because we need to heat out bodies, and most mammals also need to provide their more complex brains enough resources. But then again, there are some strange exceptions now and then...
5 facts not many people know about domesticated animal
While domesticated animals have been living with us since centuries, there are certain facts that most people don't know about them - especially nowadays. Below, we picked five facts that might surprise you as well!