Earth Day 2011 falls on April 22. Some cities start celebrating a week in advance, ending the recognition of Earth Week on that day. Others host month long events to stress the importance of teaching about our environment.
Beekeeping, the practice of artificially maintaining honey bee colonies, is one of the oldest forms of food production. A beekeeper (or apiarist) keeps bees in order to collect honey and beeswax, to pollinate crops, or to produce bees for sale to other beekeepers. A location where bees are kept is called an apiary. Like in all endeavors, it requires some basic equipment before someone can establish a successful hive. This equipment should be bought and in place before you get a call from the post office asking you to come pick up bees!
The diet of wild bird is quite diversified – as diversified as the number of species of wild birds. Wild birds eat a variety of vegetables, fruit, insects and worms. However, seeds are, by far, the most eaten. Thankfully, for those interested in enticing birds to their yards, seeds are, also, the easiest to provide and the most effective nutrition one can provide for wild birds. It is recommended that high quality seed is provided regularly for wild birds, especially through the winter months. It should, then, be supplemented with overripe fruit and vegetables as your budget allows. As the cold weather sets in and the need for calorie intake for birds increases, it becomes more difficult to get find the food necessary.
Water covers about three fourth portion of earth, occurring in the oceans, seas, lakes, streams, ponds etc. All these water bodies contain wide variety of flora as well as fauna. One such animal that is most easily found in oceans is the Octopus. The Octopus is commonly known as the devil fish as its external appearance is terrific enough to frighten a human being and other animals. Octopus belongs to the phylum Mollusca and class Cephalopoda. The order to which it belongs is Octopoda and is completely marine in habitat.
Dealing with beekeeping business is such a great investment that anyone can freely go into. However, just like any other kind of venture, before you can succeed in the world of honey bees, you must then first learn and understand the things that embrace the beekeeping industry. Certainly, there are a lot of important matters regarding beekeeping that you should give attention to and one of these, are the different types of bees.
Penguins spend their entire lives living on the world’s coldest continent and swimming in the coldest waters on the planet. How do the penguins do this without freezing? Here are a few of the methods that a penguin uses to stay warm.
Tigers are the symbol of royalty, strength, and beauty and are the national animal of India. Currently, they are listed as an endangered animal because they have been hunted by humans on a large scale for their amazing skin which fetch a high sum of money and their claws and teeth are items of decoration. Mass killing of these beautiful animal has declined its population to the extent that they are on the verge of extinction. Many wild life reserves and national parks around the world have come together to save this elegant animal from extinction.