The dazzling beauty of amethyst geodes is undeniable. The enchanting crystals sparkle at any size, but when the geodes are larger than life, they suddenly seem like something out of a fairytale. Mineral purveyor Nowar Minerals, Inc., shares photos of massive amethyst geodes that are almost too incredible to be true. (But they are.)
Insects are the most diverse group of organisms on our planet.
Gems and minerals are often given as tokens of affection.
Research shows that spending time in nature is good for your health. Simply taking a walk in a forest can ease stress and help us think more clearly. In fact, in Japan, they have a term for doing just that—shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing.” It gets its name from the metaphoric way one can bathe in the forest atmosphere. This means experiencing the forest through our five senses.
There are 950 species of sea urchins living on seabeds, making them one of the most widespread and common echinoderms...
Some of the world's most acclaimed wildlife photographers have joined forces to help raise funds for conservation programs and grassroots...
It might not seem like it, but plants are continuously moving throughout the day. Although many are anchored to the soil, their leaves change position as their environment changes, too. This phenomenon is best demonstrated through time-lapse videos of the tiny movements that a plant makes over the course of a day. When sped up, it’s incredible to see just how much is happening when we aren’t looking.
It was 60 million years ago that the Cycad (Cycas revoluta) plant, or Sago palm, grew naturally in the UK.
Did you know that tiny Bonsai fruit trees can bear full-sized fruit just like their naturally growing counterparts?
The free audio archive Sounds of the Forest is an interactive sound map celebrating the noises of forests around the world. This open source library of nature recordings is run by Timber Festival—a UK-based annual celebration of forests and trees. When the physical festival had to be canceled due to COVID-19, Timber Festival decided to use the power of sound to bring nature-lovers together.
With anywhere from 25,000 to 30,000 different species, orchids are one of the largest family of flowers on Earth.
The tulip is one of the world's most popular flowers thanks to their bright, showy petals that are an iconic...