Chickens, being omnivorous creatures, have a wide range of natural food sources that contribute to their overall nutrition. Understanding what chickens naturally eat is essential for ensuring their well-being and promoting healthy growth. In this article, we will delve into the intricacies of a chicken’s diet, exploring the importance of a balanced feeding regimen and […]
A stark warning has been issued for people not to kill wasps, flies or any flying insects making their way into your house this summer. For many people, when the weather starts to get warmer, we throw the doors and windows open to let in the sunshine and fresh breeze and before long all sorts […]
Not all creepy-crawlers are welcome in the garden, but some insects are very beneficial to the success of your flowers, herbs and veggies. According to Almanac, beneficial bugs fall into three categories: pollinators, which help pollinate plants; predators, which feed on garden pests; and parasitizers, like parasitic wasps and other insects that lay eggs inside […]
Government-backed researchers in America are aiming to use virus-carrying insects to genetically engineer crops – raising fears the technology could be used for biological weapons. A new article in the journal Science explores the shadowy program funded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa). The program aims to disperse infectious, genetically modified viruses […]
A pair of Variegated Meadowhawk dragonflies are seen in flight. The male is up front and the female is in tow. Working together, the male hovers just slightly above the water line, close enough for the female to safely deposit her eggs.