Tag Archives: Insects

The debt we all owe to the humble wasp

What is the point of wasps? Is their sole purpose to harass human beings trying to enjoy a nice summer? Good question, says Simon Barnes, and the answer is a resounding “no”. If you’re a gardener, the wasp is your … Continue reading

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Long Distance Travellers

Do they get jet lag, I wonder? This BBC article is short but informative, explaining about long distance birds (Sooty Shearwaters and the champions – Arctic Terns), Elephant Seals, butterflies (Monarchs of course) and salmon. The fascinating aspect for me … Continue reading

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Stink Bugs Coming to Britain

Stand by to receive anew threat to our shores – one it seems that the rest of the world has already had to face: Stink Bugs! http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29990334

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