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Amy Brannan

Amy grew up in England and in the early 1990's moved to North Carolina where she completed a bachelors degree in Psychology in 2001. Amy's personal interest in writing was sparked by her love of reading fiction and her creative writing hobby. Amy is currently self employed as a freelance writer and web designer. When she is not working Amy can be found curled up with a good book and her black Labrador, Jet.

Betta Fish Facts

Red beta fish swimming

As one of the most commonly kept fish by fish hobbyists worldwide there are a great many misconceptions about the Betta fish. For the potential Betta fish owner these misconceptions can be confusing and misleading but in this article we will attempt to clarify some of the more commonly believed misunderstandings about this brightly colored fish. From whether the Betta fish can really survive in a flower vase to whether two male Betta fish will really kill each other in a lake as big as Lake Eerie. Read on to find out the true facts about this Siamese fighting fish…

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Vegan vs Vegetarian: Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Pile of veggies

There are many reasons why individuals decide to choose a particular eating style, but it is important to understand the difference between these lifestyle choices. Below we will take an in depth look at what it means to be vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian including differences between them, acceptable and unacceptable foods and reasons why people choose each eating style…

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The Ultimate Guide to Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Picking lettuce from garden

There are many different types of gardening that draw people in but one of the most common, aside from herb gardening, is vegetable gardening. Vegetable gardening is one of the more popular types of gardening particularly because the fruits of labor can be consumed after their growth. In fact, many individuals who vegetable garden on a large scale, do so in order to save money as well as ensure that their vegetable products remain pesticide free. Certainly as a beginning vegetable gardener it is unlikely that you will be producing enough vegetable stock to supply your family without depending upon the grocery store; however, you will be able to cut down on the grocery bill as well as the amount of pesticides that your family consumes on an annual basis. Whether you choose to grow your vegetable garden for fun, to cut costs or to try to eliminate the consumption of pesticides and other chemicals by your family, vegetable gardening is a fun and relatively easy way to begin gardening.

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Poisonous Snakes Hail From All Over the World

Poisonous snakes

When it comes to phobias ophidiophobia is one of the most common. The fear of snakes may be unfortunate for a good number of species that do not possess the ability or desire to take on a human being; however, there are a small number of species for which phobia is warranted. Some of these commonly recognized groups of poisonous snakes include members of the Elapidae, Viperidae, Hydrophiidae and Actractaspididae families. In this article we will cover some of the world’s most recognized poisonous snakes including how to identify them and where in the world they can be located. Read on to find out if one of these venomous serpents lives in your backyard…

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Poisonous Snakes in Florida

Rattlesnake sign

When it comes to poisonous snakes there are a number of these serpents that can be found in the United States. Residents in one of the United States most southern states, Florida, can certainly attest to this fact with more than a handful of the most venomous snakes making their home in the panhandle! In this article we will cover some of Florida’s most venomous snakes including: the southern copperhead, the cottonmouth, the eastern diamondback and the timber rattlesnake…

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The Water Monitor Lizard

Water monitor lizard in water

The water monitor is also known by its Latin root, Varanus Salvator. As one of the largest lizards in the world, it can grow to a length of nine feet and reach a weight of one hundred pounds! It is outsized by only two other lizards, the Komodo dragon and the crocodile monitor. The Komodo can gain more weight than the water monitor, while the crocodile can grow longer – up to twelve feet…

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Non-Poisonous Snakes

Green mamba snake

When it comes to the many varied species of creatures on the face of our planet perhaps one of the most feared is the snake. For many, the very mention of a slithering serpent is enough to send them running; however, of the many varied species of snake that exist worldwide there are far more non poisonous varieties than there are poisonous. In this article we will cover a number of non poisonous snakes and hopefully change your mind about fearing all snakes if you are one of those ophidiophobics out there. Read on to find out why all snakes were not created equal…

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The Green Anole Can be Found in the Southeast United States

Green anole on branch

The green anole can be found throughout the southeastern United States running wild; however, these arboreal lizards can also be found in pet stores throughout the United States. In this article we will cover just what it is that makes the green anole a great candidate for anyone looking for a pet lizard. In addition to why these lizards make great pets, we will also cover their physiological appearance, behavior, diet and captive care…

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