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The fungi are a group of plant-like, spore-producing organisms that do not make their own food like other plants.  They feed on organic matter and are very important in the recycling of … more
Hummingbirds are among the most colorful birds possessing glittering, iridescent plumage.  Most are very small and expend energy very rapidly. They make up for this by feeding almost … more
Barley is a member of the grass family and is a major cereal grain.  It is rich in many nutrients and provides some impressive health benefits. It was one of the first cultivated … more
Hedgehogs are small mammals living in many kinds of climates and terrains in parts of Europe, Africa and Asia.  Some 100 years ago settlers also introduced them to New Zealand.  … more
The lion has been admired throughout history as a symbol of courage and strength.  Until about 10,000 years ago (late Pleistocene), the lion was the most widespread large land animal after … more
Greetings everyone! I hope you are enjoying your summer activities. As the new year approaches, I just want to make sure everyone is aware of the slight change to the Friday schedule. We have … more
The chimpanzee (chimp) is the ape most like a human and is considered to be the most intelligent of all the other animals on Earth.  Some 98% of their DNA is identical to that found in a … more
The almond nut is considered to be both a delicious and nutritious food.  Though well known as a nut, almonds are actually the seeds of the fruit of the almond tree.  The almond … more
The hippopotamus (hippo) is a plant eating mammal that is considered to be the second largest land animal after the elephant living today.  The name "hippopotamus" comes from a Greek word … more
The term pumpkin is used to identify a vine-like plant or its orange fruit possessing a hard rind and distinctive grooves. The pumpkin is a winter squash in the family of plants that includes … more
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