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Poinsettia

A poinsettia is a shrub that is a native of Mexico. These are widely used for Christmas decoration as the color of the leaves represent Christmas. The leaves are colored green and red, and often mistaken for the flowers. The flowers are yellow, bud-like and located at the center of the top leaves. The poinsettia is a member of the family Euphorbiaceae and is classified as Euphorbia pulcherrima.

Poinsettia

 

A Day in the Life of an Ant

The ant is an amazing insect. They may be small, but they pack a lot of “brains”. According to Insect Vista, they have the largest brain in proportion to its size. Ants are also mean workhorses, they can carry about 50 times their own weight. I am also fascinated by their way of communicating with each other, so they won’t get lost whenever they gather food. They leave scent “trails” for others to follow.

I tried to “break” their scent train once by rubbing water over it. Some of them wandered away from the trail, but eventually got back in line after a while as they may have made a new “trail”.

In the Disney/Pixar animated film “A Bugs Life“, it showed how ants work together to achieve something big.

 
  
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