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Adaptation to Copper

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Heavy metals such as zinc, lead and copper interfere with an organisms normal functioning by attaching themselves to proteins and DNA. Heavy metals are rare under natural conditions, so most plants and animals have never adapted to them and thus … Continue reading

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Winter Remnants

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Gone are the spectacular wildflowers with their distinguishing features. What is left are remnants that look quite different from their flowering forms. These “leftovers” have a unique beauty of their own and are a challenge for the winter naturalist – … Continue reading

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Yellow Monkey Flower in Fall

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The blooming season is over and wildflowers no longer display their colorful finery. Yet that does not mean these plants are no longer beautiful or interesting. The remains of wildflowers out of season may not resemble their verdant forms and … Continue reading

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