Heatwaves can ‘wipe out’ male insect fertility

Heatwaves can ‘wipe out’ male insect fertility

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/13/heatwaves-wipe-out-male-insect-fertility-beetles-study?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Scientists Spy On Bees, See Harmful Effects Of Common Insecticide — News : NPR

Bees exposed to a type of insecticides called neonicotinoids dramatically changed their behavior — becoming sluggish, antisocial and spending less time caring for the colony’s young, researchers say.(Image credit: James Crall /Science)

via Scientists Spy On Bees, See Harmful Effects Of Common Insecticide — News : NPR

The Guardian view on vanishing insects: a silent threat

The Guardian view on vanishing insects: a silent threat

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/19/the-guardian-view-on-vanishing-insects-a-silent-threat?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Bees — spanishwoods

with their erratic flight and soft buzzing she was hypnotized by the bees

via Bees — spanishwoods

Wordless Wednesday — Nature Is My Therapy

via Wordless Wednesday — Nature Is My Therapy

Of all the coneflowers, in all the gardens, you fly onto mine

I haven’t seen many butterflies thus far this year, so a few days ago I was excited to be  treated to a wonderful scene on my garden coneflower.  This beauty alighted and fed for a long time, but she wasn’t alone as another little flying beauty was also admiring the echinacea.

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Photo Credit: Linda Sullivan 

The monarch and the bee had a bit of an aerial scuffle, but soon the bee moved onto some other tasty wildflowers and the butterfly was left to alight and feed for an extended period of time.


If you stop, look and feel nature for even just a short amount of time, you’ll experience a little, glorious heavenly shudder in your very soul.

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BBC News: US wildlife refuges end ban on neonics and GM crops

Disgusting, short-sighted, and representing everything corrupt and utterly contemptible about this administration.

US wildlife refuges end ban on neonics and GM crops – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45068650

Bees living on top of a London mosque — BBC News – Health

There are 400,000 bees living on the roof of the East London Mosque in Whitechapel.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-45057954/bees-living-on-top-of-a-london-mosque

via Bees living on top of a London mosque — BBC News – Health

Read the full buzzing article here.