Nature Nuggets


A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
A group of goats is called a trip.
A group of hares is called a husk.
A group of finches is called a charm.
A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle.
a group of geese in the air is a skein.
A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
A group of whales is called a pod.
A group of ravens is called a murder.
A group of larks is called an exaltation.
A group of owls is called a parliament.
A group of frogs is called an army.
A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.
A group of parrots is called a pandemonium.
A group of wombats is called a wisdom.
A group of finches is called a charm.
A group of penguins is called a rookery.
A group of rattlesnakes is called a rumba.
A group of raccoons is called a gaze.
A group of elephants is called a memory.
A group of otters is called a romp.
A group of ducks is called a paddling.

A Flamboyance of flamingos

 

Eyes of giant squids can be 15 inches across and are the largest on the planet.

elephant

 

The only animal with four knees is the elephant.

earth's core The temperature at the center of the Earth is estimated to be 5500 degrees Celsius or 9932 Fahrenheit.
sleepy snail

 

A snail can sleep for three years.

Eel  is a knifefsh


The electric eel is not an eel, it’s a

type of fish called a knifefish.

 Sunflower catching some rays

  • Sunflowers are one of the fastest growing plants and they grow tall.
    On an average they grow up to 8-12 feet within six months.
  • They follow the movement of the sun across the sky from east to west, and this process is known as  heliotropism.
  • Sunflower is the only flower with flower in its name!
  • The spiral formation of seeds in a sunflower almost always follows the Fibonacci sequence.
  • There are two different kinds of sunflower seeds--black and striped. Black seeds are used to make oil and snacks are made out of striped seeds.