Don’t pick this “weed” if it’s growing in your yard – here’s why…

If you are a gardener, you certainly spend a lot of time dealing with annoying weeds and try numerous ways and techniques to get rid of them.

Yet, you should be careful and not destroy one particular weed which is commonly found in gardens- purslane.

Apparently, this herb offers countless benefits, and it is a natural, GMO-free, way to support your health in various ways. An interesting thing is that it can survive for a long time, up to 25 years. This is due to its strong seeds, which speaks about the advantages it offers for the immune system.

It is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including iron and calcium, which strengthen the bones.

It is higher in vitamin A than all leafy green vegetables, and thus prevents cancer. In addition, purslane is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help you prevent stroke and heart diseases.

This plant lowers the risk of developmental disorders in children, like autism and ADHD. Therefore, it would be a great idea to include it into your diet.

Purslane has a lemony, crunchy taste, which can be used instead of spinach, and add it to your sandwiches and salads. Its high-protein content will provide energy for the entire day.

Stunning, isn’t it? Next time you see purslane in your yard, make sure you pick it, but bring it to your kitchen, so you can reap all its amazing benefits!

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A giant snake is hiding in plain sight in this backyard — do you see it?

This photo was shared on Facebook by Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, an organization that helps Australians remove snakes from their homes and backyards. They share the picture to highlight how tough their job is, but their Facebook followers played a strangely enjoyable game of “Where’s Waldo” — with a snake instead of Waldo, obviously.

SPOT THE SNAKE!Alright guys it's time for another spot the snake, top points for the species too!I'll post the answer tomorrow!!Lockie

Posted by Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 on Montag, 21. August 2017

We’ve written before about sneaky snakes hiding in items of clothing and even sneakier snakes hiding in plain sight, but some snakes — like the one in this photo — could be serious contenders the World Hide and Seek Championship. We really struggled to find the snake, but if you watch the video above, all will be revealed.

 

The snake catchers later revealed that the snake in the picture was a coastal carpet python, which the Australia Zoo describes as a “beautiful non-venomous” snake who is a “very familiar face for locals who live near Australia Zoo.” The carpet python “may grow to reach lengths of up to 3.5 metres.” And they’re “usually active at night and spends most of the day coiled up in a tree or rafter, or stretched out basking in an open area.”

“Carpet pythons,” they added, “can be found in habitats ranging from tropical rainforest in the north-east of Australia to arid and coastal regions. Pythons from different habitats tend to have their own unique colouration.”

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Each Day, Man Plants Trees In Same Spot. After 37 Years, His Masterpiece Takes Our Breath Away

The young teenager Jadav “Molai” Payeng decided to help nature out a little bit and started planting trees over thirty years ago. He planted the seeds next to a very and deserted sandbar closely to his birthplace in the Assam region, India. Jadav wanted to create a habitat for wildlife and oppose people who were cutting trees down.


Jadav later decided that he would dedicate his life to building his own forest and planting trees. For almost every day for 37 years, the man planted seeds and has successfully built a whole new ecosystem. It’s estimated that the forest now approaches a size of 1,360 acres. For comparison, Central Park only has a surface area of 778 acres.


The turning point for Jadav was when he found a number of dead snakes in the sandy area after a flood. The deceased reptiles encouraged him to build a habitat where animals wouldn’t need to feel threatened or have their homes taken away from them.

“The snakes died in the heat, without any tree cover. I sat down and wept over their lifeless forms. It was carnage. I alerted the forest department and asked them if they could grow trees there. They said nothing would grow there. Instead, they asked me to try growing bamboo. It was painful, but I did it. There was nobody to help me. Nobody was interested,” the now 47-year-old said to The Times of India.

The very dedicated Indian arborist has truly built an ecological paradise for wildlife, a fantastic example of how beautiful nature can be. Jadav’s forest is the home to over 115 elephants, a number of rhinos, deer and even a couple of tigers.

“I will continue to plant until my last breath,” Jadav said. A fantastic story!

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