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Fascinating Facts

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At Gardening with Children we believe that you learn something new every day so we wanted to have somewhere we could provide the most fascinating facts regarding gardening, ecology and information to help you 'Love Your Environment' and here it is!

We think you'll be amazed at what we know and if you know something we don't know then please do tell us so we can add it to the site!

Did You Know?

  • An earthworm’s body is made up of around 80% water
  • The Atlas Moth is the largest moth in the world and has a wing span of 30cm
  • The Humming Bird is one of the smallest birds in the world weighing only 1oz
  • Butterflies taste with their feet
  • Phytoplankton are tiny plants that can’t even be seen with the naked eye.  But amazingly they produce half the oxygen in the world
  • The Cheetah is the fastest animal on land, reaching speeds of up to 60 miles per hour
  • Shrews have such a fast metabolism they have to eat 1.3 times their own body weight in food every day
  • When a frog closes its eyes it is the eyes that actually move.  They are pulled down into the head by muscles in the skull
  • It takes at least 5 years for a Bluebell seed to grow into a bulb
  • The Sundew is a plant that feeds on insects.  In one summer a Sundew plant can catch as many as 2000 insects
  • Many toadstools are poisonous and the term comes from the German "tod-stuhl", which means "seat of death"
  • The Harvest Mouse is Britain's smallest rodent
  • The largest British land mammal is the Red Deer
  • Male and female Tawny Owls bond for life
  • The Wax Wing is a bird that breeds in Russia and Scandinavia but can be seen here as a winter visitor to our parks and gardens
  • Weasels don’t hibernate and can hunt even under deep snow.  But only 1 in around 80 live for over 2 years

 

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