Mushroom Facts – The Ultimate Guide To Mushrooms (And Toadstools)

Mushroom Facts

Mushrooms, the umbrella-shaped fungi that mysteriously appear in meadows and woodlands as summer draws to a close, have fascinated humans for millennia.

The seasonal emergence of these fungal forms is only part of a life cycle that, for most of the time, is hidden out of sight.

Mushrooms are neither plants nor animals. Along with the other fungi, they occupy a kingdom all of their own. Mushroom-producing fungi perform a vitally important role in their ecosystems, decomposing organic material so that life can begin anew.

On this page, we take a closer look at mushrooms, finding out what they are, how they reproduce, and why they are important in our lives and in ecosystems around the world...

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Halloween Animals List: Scary Animals Pictures & Facts With FREE Printable Quiz

scary animals list

A list of scary animals for Halloween.

To celebrate Halloween we’ve made a list of some of the world’s scariest animals. Continue reading… if you dare!

Free Printable Halloween Animals Quiz To Download

Halloween Animal Quiz
FREE Halloween Animals Quiz: Click Image To Download

Test your knowledge of dangerous, creepy and scary animals with this FREE quiz!

Click here or on the image above to download your copy. All of the answers can be found on this page!

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Hummingbird Moth Facts: Moths That Look (And Sound) Like Hummingbirds!

Hummingbird Moth Facts

As they dart from flower to flower in search of nectar, not only do hummingbird moths look like the birds after which they are named, but they also sound like them; the rapid flapping of their wings making a hummingbird–like buzz.

This page contains hummingbird moth facts, pictures and information. First we’ll find out about hummingbird moths in general before turning our attention to the five species of hummingbird moth found in the United States.

Finally, we’ll take a look at the related hummingbird hawk-moth, a species found in Europe (including the UK), Africa and Asia.

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Florida Softshell Turtle Facts, Pictures, Complete Species Guide

Florida Softshell Turtle

The Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, is a distinctive turtle found in Florida and neighboring states. Like other members of the softshell turtle family, Trionychidae, the Florida softshell turtle has a leathery shell, rather than the hard shell found on most other turtle species.

On this page, you’ll find Florida softshell facts and pictures to help you identify and understand the life of this fascinating North American reptile.

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