5 succulents that look amazing
Succulents are dear to many plant lovers' hearts, and even though the most common species can bring a lovely green spot into our living spaces, some others are just incredible.
What does a bird's leg tell you about it?
When encountering a species of birds you don't yet know, you can actually tell quite a lot about it when taking a look at its beak and legs.
3 times when nature inspired musicians in astonishing ways
Nature is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for many painters, writers and musicians, but there are times when artists find uncommon ways to turn the beauty of nature into artwork. Below you can read about three extraordinary pieces of music that were inspired or "composed" by nature.
Glowing wonders of nature
Some animals, plants and mushrooms only reveal their real beauty in the dark, when they literally start glowing in yellowish or blueish colors. The most widely known example of bioluminescence in animals is the way the fireflies emit light while searching for a mate. Beside the glowing bugs, there are other spectacular species, which paint caves, forests or seas in mysterious blue or green lights.
These two herbs are not only useful, but also decorative
While many of the most common herbs have a rather humble appearance, others can be used as ornamental plants in the rooms, gardens or on the balconies thanks to their wonderful flowers. Below we introduce two lovely herbs that you can easily grow at home!
The tiny farmers living in the backyard
For many centuries it was a common belief that only humans kept other species as "livestock", but it turned out that we might not be as unique in terms of farming as we thought we are. Ants also take care of their herds of aphids to harvest their sweet honeydew...
The reason pine cones make popping noises in the spring
When standing under a pine tree in the spring, you may be able to hear a constant popping sound coming from above. The gentle sound is mostly audible further away from the noise of the cities, and is actually formed as the cones release the seeds in the warmer temperatures.
Eggs might chirp - and this is why
Witnessing eggs hatching is one of the most memorable and beautiful things we can see in our lives, but even before the little birds or reptiles make their ways out of the shell to breathe the fresh air for the first time, they provide quite a few wonders. One of these is their squeaking and chirping that can be heard only when we take a really close look at the eggs.