Heatwaves can ‘wipe out’ male insect fertility
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)
The Guardian view on vanishing insects: a silent threat
with their erratic flight and soft buzzing she was hypnotized by the bees
New pesticides ‘may have risks for bees’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45185261
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.
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.
for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday
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
There are 400,000 bees living on the roof of the East London Mosque in Whitechapel.
Read the full buzzing article here.