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Six Puns Day Nine Hundred Twenty Four: Clovers

“I’ll field any question that my student leaves me,” said the band teacher, “music has become such a sham, rock isn’t what it used to be. 34 more words


Go with the grain: technology to help farmers protect crops

By Paul De Barro, CSIRO and Grant Smith, Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre

New technology to tackle biosecurity challenges down the track is one of the five megatrends identified in today’s… 833 more words


Beautiful Prostantheras at Hale Conservation Park

Prostanthera behriana aka Downy Mintbush
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Angiosperms
Class: Eudicots
Subclass: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Hale Conservation Park – August 30th, 2014

Prostanthera species are also called Mint Bush and have delightfully aromatic leaves – Some species are absolutely intoxicating and they are used for oils and spices – The group is Australian and some of the flower colours are lushly purple and magenta – The sex parts are highly changeable depending on the stage of growth of the flowers. 13 more words

Blat and Bat (Fledermaus)

This big leaf blew into my view, and I couldn’t help myself – had to make a picture. Do you see the fledermaus?


Melicope macropus (Hillebr.) T. G. Hartley

Kaholuamanu-Melicope (Melicope macropus)

Die Kaholuamanu-Melicope war ein Endemit der Kaholuamanu-Region oberhalb von Waimea auf der Insel Kaua’i / Hawai’i-Inseln.

Die Art wurde letztmalig 1995 in der oberen Nu’ololo-Stream-Region gefunden, derzeit ist jedoch kein einziges lebendes Exemplar bekannt, daher gilt die Art als vermutlich ausgestorben. 91 more words