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Green Love!

The month of February is all about spreading love and so is our latest edition of Nature Nuggets! 

Flowers, heart-shaped candies, expressing love – what’s not to love about Valentines’ Day! But wait, why are we discussing this instead for Nature and Wildlife?

This February, with the onset of spring, let’s learn to love our nature and express our affection not just to our loved ones, but also to Our Planet; because after all, our health is connected to our planet’s health!

Step into this new edition of Nature Nuggets dedicated to love our nature and our planet.  

Ever heard of a plant producing magnetic fields?

In a recent study, a group of scientists have discovered Biomagnetic signals being produced by the carnivorous plant, Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula).

The plant is known to catch its prey by modified leaves which enclose the prey like a trap.
This trap-like movement of the leaf lobes is triggered by the

electric signals produced during the process. Scientists have also observed the generation of significant biomagnetic fields during this process. Click here to read more.

Watch this Hungry Venus Flytrap in action feeding on its prey!

Well that’s quite fascinating! Facts like these give us more reasons to appreciate nature!

Common Name: Fischer’s Lovebird
Scientific Name: Agapornis fischeri

Of course the species of this edition has to be the only one from the Animal kingdom that represents the sentiments of Valentine’s Day: The Lovebirds!

Native to the central Africa and Madagascar, Fischer’s Lovebirds are the petite, brightly plumped and energetic parrots with a strong and curious personality.

Wonder why they are called “Love birds”? Well, they exhibit strong social interactions and form very deep bonds with other lovebirds. It has often been observed that when a mate gets separated from the flock or dies, the companion exhibits erratic behavior, something similar to depression.

Mostly they can be described as feisty, playful birds who can also get cuddly at times!

Click here to watch these birds in their natural habitat!  

Time to check your Nature Quotient!

Considered as the timeless gift of love, roses make occasions special with their lingering fragrance. Did you know, rose oil is one of the most important components of the perfume industry!

Which among the following species are relatives of roses? (Hint: Under the scientific classification, find out the family of the species!)

  1. Almond
  2. Cherry
  3. Apple
  4. All of the Above

Answer to be revealed in our next edition!

Previous edition Answer: Mudskipper is a species of fish which primarily lives in the swampy marshes and estuaries. In India, it is found in the Sunder bans Delta near the mud-banks.

Congratulations to everyone who guessed it right!

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day by taking a green turn! Act for Nature and Adopt a Tree for your loved ones.

Learn the importance of Native trees and leave a legacy behind.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Share the picture of your saplings online how they are growing using #standwithnature.

WWF India launches the “Grow your Green Gene” workshop series for teachers!

First Workshop:
The Climate Lab – A workshop on applying Design Thinking for creating climate champions.

When?
February 16th, 2021

REGISTER HERE.
Limited seats only! 

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