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Nothing comes from nothing, the jay (015)

Nothing comes from nothing, the jay (015)

A jay has not always been a beautiful, striking and noisy bird. Originally, it was a gentle, shy and unobtrusive bird which longed to be striking, clever and strong. However, through undertaking difficult adventures it earned its bright blue wing feathers, the white tail, black beak and tough character. Read this new story and find […]

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Why the mosquito is so angry with people  (029)

Why the mosquito is so angry with people (029)

Take a look sometime at a mosquito under a magnifying glass and enjoy the sight of an extraordinary and attractive insect with a long proboscis. Why are there small spatters of blood on the walls of so many bedroom? Why does nearly everybody loath this small insect? Listen to this story and find out… King […]

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The Lonely King, the beech (018)

The Lonely King, the beech (018)

Do you too enjoy the sight of those impressive solitary beech trees standing proud and aloof out in the countryside? A copper beech often adds colour to the oldest part of a graveyard. They are large strong trees. Have you ever noticed how beeches growing in a beech wood still keep a fair distance between […]

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Why the leaf of the sycamore maple has five points (030)

Why the leaf of the sycamore maple has five points (030)

Nowadays maple seedlings spring up in our woods and parks. Conservationists are quick to label them ‘weeds’, because the young saplings rapidly overshadow other saplings and woodland plants. Maple is a hard wood with a silk-like sheen often used in making musical instruments and furniture. With its five points the tree’s leaf has the form […]

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