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6 Reasons To Take Up Cycling As An Adventure Hobby

Bicycle riding is a fun activity that most children are taught early. It helps keep them active and energized, and it is also an excellent way to reinforce their social skills and emotional wellness. While some people may abandon their bikes after childhood and adolescence – when the pressures of adulthood start looming over them…

Hawaii Bucket List 101: Top 6 Things To Do In Hakalau

Taking a trip to Hawaii’s Big Island for the first time and not sure where to head? Don’t miss Hakalau, an area along the stunning Hamakua Coast, for the adventure of a lifetime! Winding scenic roads, jungle cliffsides, and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean all await travelers. Here are the six of the best…

5 Health Benefits of Ziplining in the Outdoors

Do you enjoy spending time in nature? If so, ziplining might be the perfect activity for you! Ziplining is a popular activity within the Hawaiian Islands, and it also happens to be a great form of exercise that allows you to enjoy stunning views only found here. It’s a fun activity for all ages and…

Leaves

Plants harvest solar energy from sunlight and convert it to chemical energy (e.g. sugar) in a process called photosynthesis. This process occurs in the green parts of plants. Plants are green because they contain a green chemical pigment called chlorophyll, and it is found in microscopic structures called chloroplasts. Photosynthesis occurs in the chloroplasts. Sometimes…

Simple Leaves

The flat, light-intercepting part of a leaf is called the blade. It may be directly attached to a stem at its base, or, the blade may be attached to the stem by a narrow stalk called a petiole. There is almost always a bud (tiny growing point) found in the angle between the petiole and…

Compound Leaves

Leaves may also have more than one blade attached to a petiole. The separate, smaller blades are called “leaflets”, and there may just be just a few, or many, depending on the kind of plant. The leaflets are attached to a central stalk called the rachis. How the leaflets are arranged is an important plant…

Palm Leaves

There are a few more than 3,000 different species of palms, but they typically produce just a few basic patterns of leaves. Two of the most common leaf structures produced by palm trees are the Fan-type/Palmate (Figure 30) and the Feather-type/Pinnate (Figure 31). Another leaf-related characteristic of interest with palms is whether or not they…