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If You Love Bananas You Have to Read This…..

March 19, 2018

Eating two bananas can give you enough energy for a 90-minute workout. Bananas can fight against depression.  This is because bananas contain a protein called tryptophan, which converts to serotonin. Serotonin helps you relax and can make you feel better too.   Bananas contain Vitamin B6, which regulate blood glucose levels. This vitamin will also put […]

Driest Desert….Prettiest Flowers….Really

March 18, 2018

The Atacama Desert (Spanish: Desierto de Atacama) is a plateau in South America, covering a 1,000-kilometre (600 mi) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. It is the driest non-polar desert in the world. The Atacama desert is experiencing a rare springtime bloom of flowers after El Niño brought the […]

Bee Balm…Attract Hummingbirds And Butterflies

March 17, 2018

The bee balm plant is a North American native, thriving in woodland areas. Also known by its botanical name of Monarda, bee balm is very attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The bee balm flower has an open, daisy-like shape, with tubular petals in shades of red, pink, purple and white. Bee balm plants are […]

Mr. Bluebird On My Shoulder….Did You Know?

March 16, 2018

Bluebirds…we almost lost this beloved bird …but we now see an increase in their numbers and many people are seeing these songbirds nesting and feeding in thier backyards. Here are are few fun and interesting facts about the Eastern Bluebird: Bluebirds are found throughout North America including the Eastern, Western and Mountain Bluebirds. All bluebirds […]

Listen….Birds Are Singing

March 15, 2018

Alabama is a wonderful place to be a birdwatcher.  And the good thing about it is you do not have to go far….just out your backdoor.  Here are just a few birds you can see by just going out into your yard or to a downtown park or a stroll along the Tennessee River:   […]

An acre of hemp produces more paper than an acre of trees

March 14, 2018

For thousands of years, until 1883, hemp was the world’s largest agricultural crop, from which the majority of fiber, fabric, soap, lighting oil, paper, incense, and medicines were produced. In addition, it was a primary source of essential food oil and protein for humans and animals. Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids necessary […]

First Video Game…..Name It If You Can

March 13, 2018

Before the era of electronic ping pong, hungry yellow dots, plumbers, mushrooms, and fire-flowers, people waited in line to play video games at roller-skating rinks, arcades, and other hangouts. More than fifty years ago, before either arcades or home video games, visitors waited in line at Brookhaven National Laboratory to play “Tennis for Two,” an […]

How to Create a Hummingbird-Friendly Yard

March 12, 2018

Visions of spring dance in our heads and we think about making our yards and patios beautiful with flowers let us do it for the hummingbird ….. Hummingbirds are truly remarkable and fascinating creatures. A diverse family, hummingbirds include the world’s smallest bird, the Bee Hummingbird of Cuba, and some of the strongest migrants. The […]

Worms…Did You Know?

March 11, 2018

Anyone prone to working the soil knows that upturning the earth exposes these shiny, wigging, pinkish-brownish tubular life forms, sending them thrashing in hasty retreat into the comforting, moist darkness of the soil. Earthworms….Did You know? One of the most familiar of them, the sort you may see in your garden, is commonly known as […]

Spring….Ten Days Away…The March Equinox Is Near

March 10, 2018

On Tuesday March 20, 2016, the day and night will be of almost equal duration at most time zones in the world. Here are some fun facts about the you might not know. The March Equinox is known as the Vernal or Spring Equniox in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumnal (Fall) Equinox in the Southern Hemispshere. […]

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