The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first global scientific review. More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. […]
A new study in PLOS ONE reveals a 76 percent reduction in Germany’s flying insect biomass over the past 27 years while another reports the country’s bird abundance has declined 15 percent in just over a decade. While the causes behind the insect decline haven’t yet been conclusively studied, the PLOS ONE study suggests agricultural […]
This morning I decided to head out to Marl Bed Flats to see what birds and bugs I might find. I was pleased to see that the flats aren’t nearly as dry as they were the last time I visited. There was standing water near the slough, and that was encouraging to me. I didn’t […]
Climate change has already led to the vanishing of some bird species in parts of England, where intensively farmed land gives them no room to adapt to warming temperatures. The revelation, in a new scientific study, contradicts previous suggestions that birds are tracking global warming by shifting their ranges. The research found that birds that […]
When it comes to dragonlfies, perhaps the Marl Pennant seems rather plain. However, I think there’s a simple beauty to them that makes it so I very much enjoy finding and photographing them. However, I think the females, being a bit lighter in color, are a little more fun.
The iridescent dragonflies that flit alongside the UK’s waterways could become a rarer sight in coming years after this winter’s deluge, the Canal and Rivers Trust (CRT) have warned. The mosquitoes and midges that dragonflies prey upon may increase as a result, boosted by the pools and puddles left by southern Britain’s wettest winter for […]
Vanmorgen samen met Hans Drijer de kou en nattigheid getrotseerd van de EngbertsDijksvenen. We zouden een ochtendje macro werk gaan doen. Dus driftig op zoek naar onderwerpen. Gelukkig waren die nog wel voor handen. We waren gelukkig ook zodanig vroeg dat we de zonsopkomst mee gemaakt hebben. En deze twee gecombineerd leverde m.i. fraaie beelden […]
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is only 25 miles from New York City in Vernon, New Jersey. It’s a great place for a day of strolling and wildlife spotting.There are duck blinds,roads and trails, wildflower fields, and boardwalks over marshes. Wood ducks and eastern bluebirds are some of the wildlife rock stars that breed in […]