11
May
2009
Plants and mosquitoes
Curiosity

Tree Melia azedarach L. Obtained an oil which, if we ungem, because mosquitoes away flavor. The oil is not toxic to humans.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and scented geraniums (Pelargonium odoratissimum) emit a smell not very loved by mosquitoes. Lavender attracts bees and butterflies instead.

Another remedy to keep mosquitoes away is to not leave water in the vessels of the flowers on the terrace, because mosquitoes lay their eggs in water or put a small copper wire in the flask of water each plant (the allegedthat we would have a mosquito copper wire, ... This year was an experiment and I).

Tomato fish are predators of mosquito larvae, if you have a pond and want to enjoy it, put some red fish in it.

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Forest conservation weapon against climate change

Wangari Maathai, 68, Nobel Prize winner in 2004 for works of reforestation in Kenya, called for talks on climate change to focus on protecting forests, especially forests of Amazonia, Southeast Asia and the basin Congo.

 
Edelweiss - Leontopodium alpinum

Delicate flower corner is the legend that tell mountain people.

A young woman from the valley married with a mountain lover, like all the girls in the village, who knew and loved with all his heart the mountain. Coming out often for tips glaciers, jnepeni to collect fruits, very aromatic herb that liqueur served in making the Mountain Pine, and we go and hunt marmots, for their fur which then sold to tourists.

 
Protect forests

The forests are home of various species of plants, animals and insects, our future depends on them.

Forests influence rainfall and soil water evaporation, helping to stabilize global climate.

 
Drawings inspired by nature

Each draft of my plant's leaves and ends with a human face, because every man should be reflected in the beauty of nature.

 
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