How To Prepare Your Plants To Survive Winter

Winter is a bit of a nightmare for gardeners; the weather gets colder, there is frost on the ground and there is less sunlight and warmth, causing gardens and plants to become damp and struggle for life. In this article we’ll show you how you can prepare three of the most common types of plants to…

Kids in the Garden

Imagine picking your own flowers or eating the vegetables from your own garden. Gardening can be a fun hobby, as you plant flowers and watch them grow. The three most important things for a plant are soil, sunlight, and water. You’ll want to pick a good spot for your garden, check to see if the soil is right,…

Lightning Information & Safety for Kids

What is Lightning? Lightning is a weather pattern associated with thunderstorms. It is a type of electric current that is produced in the clouds. Lightning can occur within a single cloud, between multiple clouds, or between a cloud and the ground. Lightning is similar to the static electric shock that one can receive after walking across carpet and…

The Beekeeping Resource Guide

Beekeeping scientifically known as apiculture. It is the art of raising honeybees. Honeybees are maintained in colonies usually in hives. Beekeepers keep bees an apiary to reproduce bees, pollinate crops, honey and beeswax harvesting. These resources provide comprehensive information on beekeeping. History of Beekeeping The United States: A comprehensive resource on the history of beekeeping in…

Into the World of Lichens

Lichens are not individual organisms; they are composite organisms that comprise of fungus and a photosynthetic organism that share a symbiotic relationship. The photosynthetic organism may either be green alga or nostoc. Interestingly, the physiological and biochemical characteristics of lichens are completely different from fungus or green alga. This uniqueness of lichens allows them to…