Saturday, January 02, 2010

Listen, Nature is Talking

And here are a few fun facts about nature from a cool siteI found Batten's Plantscapes

All ladybugs have either two, nine, or fifteen spots.
On a breezy summer day, a mature maple can use over 40 gallons of water per hour.
Scientists estimate that there are at least 200 million times more insects than people.
Some hummingbirds weigh less than a U.S. Penny.
One-half of the world's population cooks with wood or charcoal.
One species of earthworm in Australia can grow up to 10 feet in length.
Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants with approximately 35,000 species.
Strawberries are actually part of the rose family, and are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside.
If everyone in the U.S. recycled their Sunday newspaper, it would save 500,000 trees every week.
Each year Americans send 24 million tons of lawn clippings, leaves, and shrub cuttings to landfills.
In so doing, it takes up about 20 percent of our landfill space.
Seventy percent of all water used by humans worldwide is for irrigation.
Seventy-six percent of Americans consider themselves environmentalists!


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