Juniper berries are used dried and crushed to flavour meats and sauces, as well as gin and some beers.
Ramsons is a plant with medicinal properties and a smell similar to that of garlic. Its leaves are easily mistaken for the leaves of the lily of the valley.
The petals of the buttercup are yellow. Although they are not aquatic plants, they live mostly in wet, swampy places.
A plant native to the temperate regions of Europe and Asia that lives mostly in oak forests.
A film about the green iguana, the popular inhabitant of exotic terrariums.
A fascinating aquatic insect species that is able to 'walk' on the water using surface tension.
For centuries, the Eurasian eagle owl has been the symbol of wisdom and knowledge.
The largest of the great apes. During evolution humans diverged from gorillas around 6 million years ago.
This ornamental plant of parks is also very useful to form an impenetrable barrier against thieves with its dense, thorny structure.
The tallest animal on the planet, yet it has the same number of vertebrae as humans.
This plant that originates from China has become an invasive species.
The catalpa is a plant typical mainly of tropical and sub-tropical regions. It is able to climb up the trunks of trees towards the light.
This tree, popular in rural courtyards, is grown for its stone fruit and good quality timber.
This forest tree is a common tree species in hilly and mountainous regions. It prefers steep and shady slopes and tolerates colder climates.
The primary forest tree of the Russian steppes. Its unique characteristic is the whitish-brownish, heavily cracked bark.
This tree is a truly living fossil: it has gone through only minor changes since the Mesozoic Era.
A plant usually found in the countryside; it is advisable to avoid skin contact with the stinging hairs that cover its leaves and stem.
This owl species living in the furthest northern regions of our planet has adapted brilliantly to the harsh conditions of the taiga and the tundra.
This fruit native to China has a fibrous brown skin and a yellow or green flesh. It is a rich source of vitamin C.
A popular crop of ploughlands. Its oil is widely used in cookery and has well known medicinal properties.