Cavetto cornices at the tops of walls, for instance, were made to imitate rows of palm
fronds placed atop archaic walls, and the batter of exterior walls, while partly meant to ensure balance, was also a holdover from archaic building methods.
Lastly, ferns have an unpleasant taste due to the high content of tannins in their
The Kakapo has a distinctive habit of grabbing a leaf or
frond with a foot and stripping the nutritious parts of the plant out with its beak, leaving a ball of indigestible fiber.
The shape of the
frond in A. pedatum, A. aleuticum, and A. viridimontanum is very similar.
The sophisticated painting style reduced itself to wavy lines, loops and
The thylacine was a nocturnal and crepuscular hunter, spending the daylight hours in small caves or hollow tree trunks in a nest of twigs, bark or fern