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    The unofficial national flower of New Zealand

    In many parts of the world, some flowers are more popular than others. Roses, tulips, lilies, and cherries are some of the most popular flowers in England, the Netherlands, France, and Japan, for example. While such beautiful flowers are popular in many countries, the most popular in New Zealand is the native kohai. Although New Zealand does not currently have an official national flower, the kohai flower is their unofficial national flower. However, the kohai flower has become popular in New Zealand because of its many benefits, rather than its beauty. General characteristics of the kohai plant The kohai plant, which usually grows to a height of about 8 m,…

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    “Bioluminescence” that creates color patterns in life

    It’s hard to imagine a lizard emitting a very attractive little light at night. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. It has been scientifically proven that lizards as well as many other species of animals and plants produce light in this way under various environmental conditions around the world. This process is commonly referred to as “bioluminescence”. It is a very strange biological process. It’s hard to imagine a lizard emitting a very attractive little light at night. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. It has been scientifically proven that lizards as well as many other…

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    Amazing information about the Sagano Bamboo Forest in Japan

    Flu, a plant that grows well in tropical and subtropical countries. Common in Southeast Asia, South Asia, South America, Central America, Australia, and Africa. Fever, a very beautiful plant, not only adds beauty to the environment but also contributes to the conservation of biodiversity. Japan is one of the largest producers of bamboo. Japan has been famous for its bamboo trees since ancient times. This is because the Japanese believe that bamboo and bamboo are symbols of good luck and strength. Therefore, bamboo has been cultivated in Japan since ancient times, and bamboo forests have been established in some areas. This is how a wonderful bamboo forest called “Sagano” was…

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    Experience the charm of Iceland’s Diamond Beach

    Iceland is a country in northern Europe with a very cold climate. ව. Km. M. Spread over an area of ​​about 103,000, the state has a population of approximately 364,000. As a result, Iceland is one of the least populous countries in the world. Iceland’s declining population is largely due to its natural topography. Iceland is a country of volcanoes, sand dunes, hot springs, lava deposits, and glaciers. The four most famous glaciers in Iceland are the Vatnayokul, the Myrdelsyokul, the Lanyokul, and the Snefelsyokul. Vatnaocul is considered to be the largest glacier in Iceland. Watnocol Glacier About 2,500 years old, Vatnaocul is considered the largest glacier not only in…

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    The most popular wildflowers that bloom during the Vesak season: Vesak flowers

    We have a wonderful flower that reminds us of Vesak. That is the Vesak orchid. The uniqueness of this flower is that it does not bloom until one month after Vesak. Although flowering begins in April, flowering increases during the month of Vesak. We can smell this flower. Depending on the health of the environment, flowering sometimes occurs in February, March, June, August and September. Devotees in the villages of Sabaragamuwa used to carry Vesak flowers when going to temples during the Vesak season. Today, however, these flowers belong to the endangered species. An endemic rare orchid There are about 29,000 species of orchids worldwide. It is considered to be…

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    Do trees “talk” like we do?

    Communication is an essential element that is deeply connected with human existence. Man cannot live without communication. Communication helps to build relationships with others, to express ideas, and to build trust. With the evolution of man, man sought to develop his own means of communication as well, recognizing communication as a basic need as much as food and water. Despite the travel restrictions imposed by this global epidemic, we have been able to manage day-to-day activities in a positive manner because of the development of communication technology. We can constantly experience the variety of communication that takes place not only between humans but also among other members of the animal…

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    How lions and rhinos came to the forests of Sabaragamuwa

    We think of animals like lions, hippopotamuses, and rhinoceroses as African animals. But there are also lions and rhinoceroses in India. If we want to see animals like lions, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, we have to go to a zoo. However, fossil evidence has revealed that these animals lived in the Ratnapura area in the past. Fossils of these animals can be seen at the Ratnapura National Museum or at the Colombo Museum of Natural History. Outside the Ratnapura Museum, you can see amazing creations of these animals. Fossils have also been placed in the British Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Natural History in London, and the Harvard Zoological Museum…

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    Extinct bird from Mauritius: Dodo

    Looking back at world history, we come across many species that became extinct due to human activity. Endangered species include the Pyrenees ibex, Stellar seagull, Tasmanian tiger, quaga, and dodo. The dodo bird was the first to become extinct. The last recorded species of this bird endemic to the island of Mauritius was in 1662. In the 359 years since then, no dodo has been recorded in any part of the world, making it one of the world’s most endangered species. Looking back at world history, we come across many species that became extinct due to human activity. Endangered species include the Pyrenees ibex, Stellar seagull, Tasmanian tiger, quaga, and…

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    “Bobcat” climbing cactus trees in self-defense

    There are about forty members of the cat family in the world. The cat family is one of the most widespread species in the world. One of the main reasons for this is that cats in human contact also belong to the cat family. This large group has about seven large body members. These large members include the lion, the tiger, the leopard, the cheetah, the jaguar, the cougar, and the snow tiger. Members of the cat family are scientifically classified as mammals, members of the genus Cannivora, genus Felidae. At present there are about four members of the genus Felidae in the natural environment of Sri Lanka. The largest…

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    Christmas Island closes roads for crab parade

    The 73rd anniversary of our annual Independence Day celebrations was proudly celebrated on the 4th of February. Due to the training sessions of the three Armed Forces and other cultural events that usually take place on that day, it is common to have to follow a special traffic plan for a few days before the Independence Day celebrations. Due to the closure of certain roads, many visitors to Colombo have to use alternative routes to reach their destination. Although we have to adapt to a special traffic plan only for Independence Day or Labor Day, can you imagine a group of islanders following a special road plan because of a…