Red Milkweed Beetle

The red milkweed beetle is another nice summer insect. It’s a longhorned beetle, in the family Cerambycidae. Check out its extreme antennae. The red milkweed beetle’s genus and species names are derived from Latin and mean four-eyed. Many species in the longhorned beetle family have antennae that originate close to the eyes, some so close […]

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POLL: Should the ban on bee-killing pesticides be continued?

Farmers will be able to use blacklisted pesticides linked to serious harm in bees after the UK government temporarily lifted an EU ban. Opponents called the decision “scandalous” and criticised the government’s secrecy, which The Guardian revealed has included gagging its own expert advisers. But prime minister David Cameron defended the move. “We should follow […]

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Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 18 Jul 2015

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Keith Bannister wins First Prize for his brilliant capture “Kingfisher with Catch”. Glenn Perrigo wins Second Prize for his outstanding composition “Queen Butterflies on Eupatorium”. Third Place goes to Leka Huie for “Honey, I’m Coming”.      See detailed results below: (click on […]

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