Nature includes most everything not created by man. Flora, fauna and geophysical features like mountains and rivers are all important components of nature. Climatic occurrences like hurricanes and floods are also elements of nature. One must typically venture to the outdoors to really experience nature, but it is often found all around us. (Photo: Flickr)

Alligator found 20 miles out to sea swimming with whales

The 7 natural wonders of the world

The meaning of the spring season

Creature that weaves underwater silk enlisted to suture surgical wounds

Bees are caffeine and nicotine addicts

Predatory jumbo flying squid invade California waters

Tornado vs. train: Guess who wins?

Real-life vampires and other unpleasant facts of nature

12.5% of all Florida manatees killed in 2009

Petunias and potatoes added to list of carnivorous plants

Newly evolved finch appears on the Galapagos Islands

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