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Why the autumn crocus flowers in the autumn (054)

Why the autumn crocus flowers in the autumn (054)

Few plants flower in late autumn. One exception is the ‘naked’ autumn crocus, a crocus which flowers without leaves. It is a special type of bulb. Most plants and trees prefer to show their attractive flowers in spring and summer. The crocus was once just another flower. In no respect did it stand out from […]

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The wise advice of the ant queen (059)

The wise advice of the ant queen (059)

Choose a quiet time one day to watch the comings and goings of the industrious and useful ants. Some are dragging along pine needles, leaves, others a dead fly. Do you know that an ant can carry 100 times its own weight? Our cities are said to have a lot in common with ant colonies, […]

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SEAL, unconditional mother love (058)

SEAL, unconditional mother love (058)

Have you ever wondered why the Common Seal with its beautiful large round heartmelting eyes wins you over before you even know it? This is one of the many tales about the Ark of Noah. But it is also a moving tale about unconditional mother love. In long gone times when the earth was being […]

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HIMALAYAN BALSAM, The fatal wedding dress (80)

HIMALAYAN BALSAM, The fatal wedding dress (80)

HIMALAYAN BALSAM The fatal wedding dress Take the time to enjoy the beautiful flowers of the tall Himalayan Balsam with this fairy tale in mind as you do. A story of determination and strife. A fairy tale about beauty which refuses to bow to evil influences. This touching story of Meying (extraordinarily beautiful flower) and […]

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Why the great tit wears a tie and the blue tit a cap (050)

Why the great tit wears a tie and the blue tit a cap (050)

Great tits and blue tits have adapted to human beings. They are happy to visit our gardens in wintertime and enjoy the strings of peanuts and fat balls. Just take a look some time at the black stripe across the breast of the great tits. They vary in width from one bird to another. Did […]

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