In the Netherlands, in 1634, a collector paid 1,000 pounds of cheese, four oxen, eight pigs, 12 sheep, a bed, and a suit of clothes for a single bulb of the Viceroy tulip.
Lloro, Colombia is the wettest place on Earth, averages 523.6 inches of rainfall a year, or more than 40 feet (13 meters). That's about 10 times more than fairly wet major cities in Europe or the United States.
Buds are small swellings on a plant from which a shoot, leaf, or flower usually develops.
The ichneumon fly has a sense of smell so keen that it can locate a caterpillar deep inside a tree trunk.
Little Miss Muffet was arachnaphobic.
The world's largest island is Greenland, it covers 840,000 square miles (2,176,000 square kilometers).
Certain fireflies emit a light so penetrating that it can pass through flesh and wood.
The natural diet of Lady Beetles consists of soft bodied insects such as aphids, spider mites, and young caterpillars. Adults can consume up to 100 aphids a day.
Trees located along streets act as a glare and reflection control.
Every year in the United States each person uses the equivalent of one tree, 100 feet tall and 16 inches in diameter, to fulfill their wood and paper needs.