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Prototaxite Land Fungi | Published on August 15th, 2016 | by David Marshall
Nature

"Fungus 8 meters high"; Fungi 420 million years ago

Fossil evidence also suggests that some prehistoric fungi, such as Prototaxites, which lived about 420 million years ago, could have reached a height of up to 8 meters. Before the plants... Eight-meter-high mushrooms ruled the planet. These creatures were called prototaxites. The first findings were made by botanist John William Dawson in 1859. Then he found prototaxis

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Plant chemical signals
Nature

Plant Technology: 4 Fascinating and Unexplained Phenomena from the Plant World

Humanity still has much to learn from the natural world, especially plants. The plant world is full of fascinating and unexplained phenomena to this day. Here are some examples of phenomena occurring in the plant world that are hitherto not fully understood: from the creation of symbiotic relationships (relationship with mutual benefit) of plants with other organisms to the memory of plants. Let's examine some of the amazing and inexplicable phenomena

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The fairy circles evenly sprinkle across about 1,100 miles of the Namib Desert. Credit: Jen Guyton/jenguyton.com
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The Mystery of Namibia's Fairy Circles

These circles are a unique and mysterious natural phenomenon that has puzzled scientists for decades. Namibia's fairy circles are circular patches of land without vegetation that occur in Namibia's grasslands, especially the Namib Desert.  The circles are usually between 2 and 15 meters in diameter and are surrounded by a ring of taller grass. They can appear in clusters and can

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People and plants
Nature

5 Reasons Why People Love Plants

Humans have had a long and complex relationship with plants dating back thousands of years. There are many reasons why people love plants. Here are some of the most common causes: Aesthetics, Medicine

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Palm trees | Photo by Aaron Levine (myHerb)
Nature

9 Common Trees in Israel

Israel is a country rich in natural beauty and diverse ecosystems. There are many different types of trees growing in Israel, including native and non-native species introduced over the years. Biodiversity: Despite being a small country, Israel has a high level of biodiversity due to its location at the crossroads of three continents. It is home to many endemic species of plants and animals,

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Popular houseplants for 2022
Nature

Popular Houseplants: 7 Trendiest Houseplants of 2022

Houseplants and home gardening are more popular than ever, so it's no surprise to see houseplants continue to gain popularity. If you're looking for a way to create a greener home, here are some of the trendiest plants for 2022, including grounding palms, pineapple plants and bromeliads, among others. Houseplants don't just improve our homes aesthetically by softening

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Nature

bonsai trees; Fascinating facts about dwarf trees

Stuck in the busy and fast pace of daily life in the 21st century. Many of us do not have the time (and in many cases, patience) to delve into understanding the true value of the masterpiece of the bonsai tree. Despite their small size, bonsai trees are works of art that require diligence, knowledge, dedication and sincere love. Along with the ability to embrace mistakes and take challenges with a smile in order to nurture them. Article

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decorating the house for greener and more lush; Decoration and wall art

The atmosphere of the house is determined, among other things, by the appearance of the interior of the house. The more variety, more color and green life there is, the better you will feel in your home. Our home is the place where you should invest in a positive atmosphere and beauty. How do we equip our home with green? A few tips. Adopting nature into our home, especially with plants and green decoration such as wall art,

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Environmental

planted forests threatened by development and construction; JNF plans to eradicate protections in law

The organization aims to preserve trees and expand forests nationwide, including by sharpening the very definition of what constitutes a "forest." The JNF is formulating an ambitious national strategic plan for 25 years ahead, to add hundreds of thousands of dunams to the country's forests and to protect the groves by law. The plan will seek to define forests in the broadest possible sense and map areas for conservation. Both planted forests and natural forests.

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Environmental

5 best natural solutions for gardeners to help fight climate change

"Growing native plants and trees, and cultivating the soil, are some of the key strategies to help save our planet." Another year of bizarre weather that keeps climate change in the spotlight around the world. New green technologies like carbon capture and electric cars, and innovations like plant-based meat substitutes, are making headlines. But there's a whole category of other, age-old options – solutions

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Nature

22 interesting facts about plants; How many percent of the world uses them?

Ten percent of all vascular plants are used as medicinal plants, and it is estimated that there are between 350,000 and almost half a million species of them. Since ancient times, plants have been used in medicine and are still in use today. In the beginning, the method of trial and error was used to treat diseases or even simply to feel better and, in this way, distinguish useful plants with beneficial effects. The use of these plants

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Wild Bear charged at a different kind of honey and was left stoned and confused

A picture of Dov sitting in the back of a pickup truck, in a sitting position, while his mind wanders to the depths of his soul – and he is led to the veterinarian. When this hungry bear stumbled upon a honey farm in Turkey, he probably thought he had won the jackpot. There, seemingly hive after hive were filled with this beloved sweet honey at hand. He didn't think twice and started gobbling. but

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Nature

The 8 rarest and strangest exotic plants in the world

The vast natural world contains many plants with different shapes, sizes and colors and strange characteristics. But no one can explain the uniqueness that certain plants offer. The most prominent of them include quite unique features that are worth getting acquainted with. Nature has given us rather strange plants. They are known to range from incredibly beautiful to frightening and daunting. However, it was their peculiarity that made the

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Nature

Nature of the Land of Israel; Environment, flora and fauna

Flora and fauna life in Israel is rich and varied, partly due to the country's geographical location at the confluence of three continents. About 2,600 plant types have been identified, ranging from alpine species on the northern mountain slopes to crescent species in the steppe in the south.

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Nature

snake repellent; The 6 Best Herbs to Help Protect You and Your Yard

Knowing snake repellent plants can be helpful and is of great importance if you live in an area where snakes thrive. They love damp and secluded spots with dense leaf cover and also sunny gardens with stones. Snakes can easily take up residence on your plot without you knowing – until they are suddenly surprised. Although many snakes are not venomous or threatening to humans

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Nature

Interesting details about Israel's forests and flora

No less than four geographical regions and four different climatic zones are located in a tiny country with a length of only about 600 km. How many trees grow in Israel and what main varieties grow here? What is the most planted and common tree in Israel? Fascinating facts about the nature of the Land of Israel that you probably did not know. Rarely, such a wide variety of different climates, types of vegetation and soils, all

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Nature

the "green wall" of the earth; Humanity's Coping with the Desertification Process

Who planted the world's largest man-made forest? What is the desertification process and why does it worry humanity, which is building "green walls" of trees and forests to stop its spread? And also: what do the big forestry projects look like – the arid desert wastelands in different countries around the world. All of these – plus selected videos later in this article. Deserts around the world are expanding with the impulse

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Environmental

It's time to rethink your relationship with nature

The pandemic has allowed many of us to develop a new appreciation for the outdoors. But of course, this renewed preoccupation with nature comes at a time when the natural world is facing climate crisis, deforestation, pollution, etc.

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Nature

The most beautiful and largest forests in Israel

IN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE YOU CAN SEE WHAT THE FORESTS IN ISRAEL LOOK LIKE, WHAT VEGETATION AND FUNGI THEY ARE CHARACTERIZED BY, AN INTERACTIVE MAP THAT SHOWS WHERE THE FOREST RESIDES AND HOW TO REACH IT. YOU WILL ALSO READ ABOUT THE CHALLENGING AND EASIER ROUTES, SUITABLE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, CAMPING, SPRINGS, TREES, THE LENGTH OF THE ROUTE, HIKING, CYCLING AND CAR ROUTES, AS WELL AS FORESTS WITH 4X4 ROUTES. ACCESSIBLE FORESTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, PARKING LOTS, SITES AND TRAILS – ALL IN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE.

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Over 93% of tropical forests are not legally protected from destruction

Humid tropical and subtropical forests with tall, wide trees, plants with wide leaves, cover a total of 14% of the earth's land surface, but support less than half of all species and are key to the ecosystem, making them a crucial factor in meeting climate and environmental conservation goals. As a result of human activity, 33% of the biome was destroyed and another 22% damaged. What is a bioma? Bioma

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