Bailiwick: Pot Cleanup Uncommon Fishers in the Sierra Nevada

Poisons meant to hold shaving animals out from pot grows in California's Sierra Interior Timber are wreaking mayhem on the pekan, a rarified weasel-like creature, researchers say. In a report promulgated this hebdomad in Preservation Letters, a squad of veterinarian scientists for the University of California-Davis deliberate the endurance rates of 46 woman fishers and compared them against the localization of poison-laden ontogeny sites that had been observed passim the arena. The researchers base that illegal grows were the near probably crusade of intoxication, as real few of the radio-collared Read more [...]
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One of the rarest plants bloomed for the first time in 200 years

Plant Franklinia alatamaha, known as the tree of Franklin, blooms fragrant Cup-shaped white flowers and belongs to the family of tea, writes British newspaper the Telegraph. The first plant was opened in 1765 Philadelphia botanists John and William Bartram, who named it in honor of his close friend Benjamin Franklin. Scientists have discovered the tree on the banks of the river Altamaha in the American state of Georgia, and since the 1800s, the plant is considered endangered species. Today only in a few places on Earth grows the tree of Franklin and cultivated in the British kennel Trewithen Read more [...]
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For tourist: Alder

Alder (Latin Alnus) - A genus of trees and shrubs in the family Birch, uniting about 30 species. Shoots mostly triangular, triangular core correctly, greenish. Monoecious flowers collected alder catkins, which are formed to illumine and overwinter on the tree and they were dissolved in early spring, before the leaves. Wind pollinated. Fruits - nuts-seeded, flattened and surrounded by narrow wings - ripen to illumine, but fall out of the bumps are often only on the subsequent spring.  Distribution and ecology  Types of alder vserasprostraneny in temperate latitudes of the Northern Read more [...]
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Squeamish to See You. Promise You’ll Be Staying Awhile.

Ahead, October 1997Gracious to See You. Desire You'll Be Staying Awhile.Introducing the up-to-the-minute arrivals to the mankind as we recognize itBy Elizabeth RoyteSadly, we've missed lots of carnal species o'er the close various decades, among them Northward America's brilliant ivorybill, the Caribbean monastic stamp, and the semilunar nail-tail wallaby of Australia. But contempt the ever-present spook of extinguishing, the biodiversity punt Read more [...]
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A Shoetree Grows in Brooklyn–or Else

Exterior mag, April 1996A Shoetree Grows in Brooklyn--or ElseBy Todd Balf and Paul Kvinta "Those guys trade with rapes and murders all day," says New York Metropolis parks functionary Bradley Detusk of the metropolis's felon homage judges. "They ne'er took environmental crimes that badly. This law fixes that." And how. Nag devour a corner in the Big Apple and you're looking a yearbehind bars, a $15,000 mulct, and $10,000 per corner in Read more [...]
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Hornbeam

Ribbed light gray trunk is thick, dark-green crown. Dense pointed ovate leaves on short stalks appear depressed on top of the corrugated ribs. It flowers in May - June, along with foliage. Male and female flowers are collected separately in drooping catkins. The fruits appear in mid-summer, but finally ripen until late autumn, it odiognezdnye, one-seeded, slightly flattened ribbed nuts, sitting at the base of the enlarged three-lobed leaf cupule. Seedheads in autumn fall and often remain on the tree all winter. Extended to the west of the European part of Russia, the Baltic States, Belarus, Read more [...]
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Almonds

Almonds are low, or steppe, bobovnik Growing in southern forest zone and the steppe zone of the European part of Russia and Western Siberia and Central Asia. Widely distributed in the south, in the Central and Eastern Europe. A low shrub with upright branches and numerous shorter branches with linear-lanceolate acuminate serrate leaves. On short shoots leaves collected in bundles. In April, at the same time with the appearance of leaf stems are covered with pink single flowers with a delicate fragrance. Tomentose hairy okrugloyaytsevidnye drupes dry straw-yellow color. Each fruit has a single Read more [...]
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Diwali perennial

Perennial, 5-20 cm tall, bluish. Stems ascending or erect, branched from the base, covered with short curly hairs, sometimes almost bare. Leaves linear, subulate, the lower side convex, upper side flat, semi-cylindrical, 6-10 mm long, acute, glabrous, welded at the bottom and there is slightly ciliate, often with a pencil in the axils of leaves. Flowers sessile, collected in finite thick semiumbels. Calyx usually naked, rarely somewhat hairy, calyx oblong, obtuse, at the edges with white membranous border, converging in fruit. Stamens equal to the length of the cup. The fruit glabrous or Read more [...]
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Zyuznik European

A perennial herb with segmented thin threadlike rhizomes and underground shoots. Stems erect or ascending from the base, 30-90 cm tall, four-sided, grooved. The leaves are oblong-elliptical or lanceolate-elliptical (bottom - can be almost pinnatifid), are short, and irregularly sinuate-toothed or krupnopilchatye on the edge, both sides covered with short, single-celled or multicellular long hairs, mixed with pieces of iron, especially beneath the veins. The flowers are small, numerous, clustered in dense axillary whorls. Bracts small, linear-lanceolate, running into a barbed wire along the Read more [...]
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Warty euonymus

Grows in the forests of the European part of Russia, in the Crimea and the Caucasus in the north comes to Pskov, Kostroma and Izhevsk. Also grows in southern Scandinavia, Central Europe, the Balkans and in the Small Azii.Kustarnik to 2-3 m tall, sometimes forming stem and grows as a tree. Branches crowded with black-brown warts. The leaves are light green, sometimes hairy on veins below, opposite, thin, prodolgovatoellipticheskie, short (1-3 cm) petioles. Unsightly, foul-smelling, brownish-red or greenish flowers clustered in the leaf axils in semiumbels. Fruits - 4-lobed capsule, from which Read more [...]
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Vorobeynik Field

Annual height of 10-45 cm, with a single strong stem, simple or branched, appressed-pubescent. The leaves are alternate, oblong, grayish from hairy-bristly hairs. Radical and lower cauline leaves narrowed into petiole, often spatulate, obtuse, the rest - sessile, 1.5-5 cm long and 3 mm wide, acute, flat or slightly revolute margins, top hairy-bristly, less hairy below. Individuals germinating in autumn, are rosette, germinating in the spring (vernal) sockets did not. The flowers are small, with very short stalks, with long bracts exceeding pedicels, clustered in few-flowered sparse curls, located Read more [...]
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Forest shrubs

Forests are either simple, in which the trees are about the same height and form a single canopy (level), and complex, consisting of two or more layers, one above the other. In the first stage (upper canopy) are high mature trees, in the second - the younger and less high (adolescents) and in the third - shrubs (undergrowth). The more light-requiring species that make up the upper canopy, and the richer the soil, the denser and more varied undergrowth: hazel, honeysuckle, euonymus on loamy sands and wet sands, buckthorn in the lowlands, broom in the southern forests. In the Far East can be found Read more [...]
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Veronica broadleaf

Perennial herb 30-70 cm tall, with a creeping rhizome braid. Stems erect or ascending, rather thick. Leaves oblong-ovate, cordate, with short petioles or sessile, almost amplexicaul from toothed palmate to crenate-incised on the edge (very rarely leaves almost entire). Flowers in dense brush 6-15 cm long, extending from the axils of the upper two to four leaves. Bracts pubescent, linear-lanceolate, pedicels equal or longer. Calyx of 5 (rarely 4) unequal share-linear-lanceolate to subulate, a fifth share is much smaller than the others. Corolla bright blue, rarely pink or white, with dark Read more [...]
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Sorrel sour

Perennial with a rod, but very short and highly branched root, so that a clustered root system. The stem is grooved, height 30-60 (100) Leaves of up to 13 cm, the sour taste. The plant is dioecious - male and female flowers are formed by different individuals. The flowers are small, pink, red, or pink, collected in a fairly narrow and dense pyramidal-paniculate, cylindrical or oval inflorescence. Fruits are 1.8-2.5 mm long and 1.2-1.3 mm wide, black-brown, shiny. Blooms in June and July, the seeds ripen in July-September. Mostly Eurasian species occurring in North America. In Russia, common Read more [...]
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Mint longifolia

A perennial herb with creeping rhizome. Stems erect, 30-100 cm tall, branched, acutely quadrangular, whitish, densely pubescent, sometimes almost felt. Leaves ovate-oblong to lanceolate, 5-15 cm long and 1.5-3.5 cm wide, often thick, the top blue-green or grayish, bottom belovoylochnye, pilchatozubchatye the edges, sessile or subsessile. Numerous small flowers clustered in whorls, which together form the tops of stems elongated spike inflorescence. Pedicels densely tomentose hairs. Calyx campanulate, almost equal to the corolla tube, pyatizubchatym, with linear-subulate teeth close together Read more [...]
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Euonymus sacred

It grows in mixed and deciduous forests, among shrubs, at logging sites, grasslands, river valleys and streams, as well as on the slopes of mountains, rising to 400 meters above sea level. Distributed in the Khabarovsk and Primorsky regions in China, Korea and Japan. Shrub 1.5-2 m Young twigs and branches are green, four-sided, with 4 longitudinal thin brownish or gray-winged appendages. Wings sometimes reach 6 mm in width and are often stored on older branches. The bark of old branches gray or brownish. Oblong-obovate or elliptic leaves abruptly narrowed to a pointed tip. Lamina above darker, Read more [...]
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Veronica corymbose

A perennial herb with long, thin rhizomes and stalks of 8 to 50 cm Stems weak, ascending, rooting at the bottom. The leaves are opposite, linear or linear-lanceolate, up to 5 cm and a width of 5 mm, sharp, finely spaced, with teeth toward the base sheet and the glands under the teeth, sessile. Flowers in rare flowered brush, located in the axils of leaves (only one of the two opposite). Pedicels filiform, several times higher than a cup. Bracts lanceolate. Calyx with four lobes lanceolate, 2-3 times shorter than the corolla and boxes. Corolla pale blue or off-white, with pink or dark blue Read more [...]
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Siberian Skerda

Perennial herb 50-150 cm tall, with short thickened woody rhizome. Stems solitary, rib-grooved, erect, branched in the upper part, pubescent like the leaves from the bottom, erect, pale or less stiff, almost black wavy hair. The leaves are very large, up to 40 cm long and up to 10-13 cm wide, oblong-elliptical, wrinkled; radical and lower stem - with shirokokrylatymi petioles, middle and upper stem - cordate amplexicaul base. Baskets are a few, large, generally collected corymbose inflorescence. Involucre campanulate, 1.2-2 cm in diameter, bracts outside the midline seated long stiff simple Read more [...]
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Mint water

Perennial herb with long creeping rhizomes. Stems erect or ascending, 20-90 cm tall, branched, glabrous or with sparse hairs. The leaves are ovate or elliptic, 2-5 cm long and 1-3 cm wide, serrated at the edges, sometimes grayish of pubescence, with long petioles. Inflorescence capitate, short, often almost spherical or oval, composed of false whorls, which are located on the top of the stem or on short stalks in the axils of the upper leaves. Cup is 1.5 times longer than the peduncles, point-glandular, tubular, with 13 prominent veins, five long linear-subulate, pointed teeth, the base expanded. Read more [...]
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Bell krapivolistny

Perennial herb 30-100 cm tall, with thick fibrous roots. The stems and leaves are covered with stiff hairs. Stem erect, reddish, with sharp edges. The leaves are alternate, unequal-at the edges, the lower cordate-ovate, with long petioles, upper triangular-cordate, oval or lanceolate, sessile. The flowers are large, located on one or 2-4 in the axils of the upper leaves. Calyx obconical, blackish, with triangular sharp teeth. Venchikdlinoy 25-50 mm, blue-violet or almost white, shallow divided on rejected blades. Fruits - hanging ovoid capsule, dehiscing three holes at the base. Blooms Read more [...]
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