Know : List of Plants – A

Here is the list of plants with their Common Name, Botanical Name and Pictures This post features all plants with common names starting with ‘A’ Alder – Alnus Alder is particularly noted for its important symbiotic relationship with Frankia alni, an actinomycete, filamentous, nitrogen-fixing bacterium. This bacterium is found in root nodules, which may be…

Food We Eat : List of Varieties of Mangoes

Worldwide, hundreds of mango cultivars exist. In mango orchards, multiple cultivars are often grown together to improve cross-pollination. Two of the most important cultivars are the Chaunsa, which is particularly common in Pakistan, and the Tommy Atkins, which dominates the world export trade because it can be easily transported and has a good shelf-life, although…

Know: ‘The Most Hated Tree’ in the World

There is no harmful living being in this earth and nature created everything with specific roles to play, in order to balance the ecosystem. But sometimes a few living beings can be regarded as harmful to some other species. Would you hate a tree which can grow in any extremely arid environment, saline soil and stay ever…

Eco Preservation : List of Garden Plants for Saving Bees

Bees are important indicators for the health of the environment. When something is wrong with our bees, something is wrong in the environment! Bees are having a hard time, but we can all do our bit to help save the bees.  You do not need to become a beekeeper. Indeed, many other pollinators (not just…

Know : The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Do you know who decides which animal / plant species are threatened, which are extinct? Know about it. We must know how it works! The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s main authority on the conservation status of species. A series of Regional Red Lists are produced by countries or organizations, which assess the…

EcoPreservation : Mesmeric’ Mushrooms

If there weren’t any mushrooms, our world would be one medium garbage dump. Mushrooms play an important role in the world by breaking down plant and animal material. Mushrooms are fungi. Fungi are as uniquely different from plants as plants are from animals. In fact, fungi and animals are now in the same super-kingdom, Opisthokonta.…

Eco Preservation : Bioremediation

What is Bioremediation? “Remediate” means to solve a problem, and “bio-remediate” means to use biological organisms to solve an environmental problem such as contaminated soil or groundwater. Microorganisms used to perform the function of bioremediation are known as bioremediators. In a non-polluted environment, bacteria, fungi, protists, and other microorganisms are constantly at work breaking down organic matter. What…

A Single Man Creates 1,360 acres Forest : Must Read

A little more than 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India’s Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site where he could work full-time…

Earth Our Home Too : Glasswinged Butterflies

Have you ever seen a glasswinged butterfly? You might think that this creature is a figment of one’s imagination, perhaps a Photoshopped composite shot of a butterfly blending into a serene setting, but the truth is that it exists! The aptly named insect is a brush-footed (or four-footed) butterfly whose wings appear to be made…