Can we save the bees? Absolutely. Let’s start with the native species (commentary)

Can we save the bees? Absolutely. Let’s start with the native species (commentary)

My name is Krystle Hickman. I’m a photographer, community scientist and public speaker based in Los Angeles, California. My photography revolves around three things: bees, the plants they visit and their ecosystems. As a community scientist I note behavior, times, dates and weather when out photographing bees and their flowers. Over many years, my notations […]

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Insects are vanishing from our planet at an alarming rate. But there are ways to help them

Insects are vanishing from our planet at an alarming rate. But there are ways to help them

Insects have been around for more than 400m years, their ancestors crawling from the oceans to colonise the land long before dinosaurs appeared. They have been enormously successful, evolving into a staggering diversity of more than 1m known species, with perhaps as many as another 4m yet to be described by science. There are more […]

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Butterflies released in Finland contained parasitic wasps – with more wasps inside

Butterflies released in Finland contained parasitic wasps – with more wasps inside

When caterpillars of a beautiful butterfly were introduced on to the tiny island of Sottunga in the Åland archipelago, scientists hoped to study how the emerging butterflies would disperse across the landscape. But researchers did not realise that their introduction of the Glanville fritillary (Melitaea cinxia) led to the emergence of three other species on […]

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