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Fen

A unit of length in China approximately equivalent to 3.33 millimeters.
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He said getting the habitat right for "flagship" species such as the fen orchid would have benefits across nature.
When the conversion to agriculture began, a sabotage group called the Fen Tigers tore down dams and blocked drains in an attempt to preserve their way of life.
It might look like you're fishing in ditches but the Fens are something special.
AshAEs book covers the period from the 1570s, when the Crown first began to entertain proposals to undertake a region-wide drainage of the Fens, through the 1650s, when a massive project to drain the Great Level of the Fens was completed.
Fen raft spiders are one of only two British spiders that are fully protected by law and are named after their ability to float on water in the fens and wetlands where they live - thanks to their hairy legs.
Based on topography and morphology, the fens at IMI are classified as slope fens since underground water first comes to the surface and then flows from a higher elevation to a lower elevation (The Nature Conservancy 2002).
The validity of geographical critiques of these traditional diffusion models is demonstrated through an examination of the diffusion of eight linguistic innovations from the southeast of England to the Fens, a rural area approximately 150 km north of London.
Members of the Beck Buddies, a youth group set up to help look after the town's Greatham Beck Local Nature Reserve on the Fens estate, have designed posters to highlight the problems caused by dog dirt.
Aubrey Manning pulls his boots on and takes a ride to the flat and drained farmland of the Fens, one of Britain's most perplexing landscapes.
Calcicolous mosses of the family Amblystegiaceae, including Calliergon stramineum, Colliergon trifarium, Campylium polygamum, Drepanocladus aduncus and Scorpidium scorpioides, dominated the fens. During the later stage s of the fen phase an association of Calliergon trifarium and Meesia triquetra dominated the subfossil assemblage.
Thormann and Bayley (1997c) recently reported higher moss production in a bog than in two rich fens for one year and no significant differences between the bog and one of the fens in another year.