Category: science

Bees are small.  It doesn’t take that much pollen and nectar to raise a baby bee.  One clump of flowers is enough to support several bees.  Look around.  Are you supporting flowers….and bees.  Question lawns.

Number 23.   In the KNOW YOUR WILD BEES CAMPAIGN

A couple of unprocessed French bees.  

This is Lasioglossum albipes.  One of the most well studied non-bumble non-honey bees.  Sarah Kocher lent these to us from her many studies, so we could picturate them.  While they are your basic brown sweat bee thing, upclose there is a charm in how they are put together.  At least I am charmed, that is.  

Tiny scales in ancient lagoon may be the first fossil evidence of the moth-butterfly line: undefined

Tiny scales in ancient lagoon may be the first fossil evidence of the moth-butterfly line: undefined

Most insect studies lack crucial species information: undefined

Most insect studies lack crucial species information: undefined

Study highlights importance of vertebrate pollinators: undefined

Study highlights importance of vertebrate pollinators: undefined

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NOMINEE 1 – Scientists discover how the distinctive pitch of mosquito wingbeats could tell us how to fight malaria.

NOMINEE 2 – The Plight of the Bumblebee (and others) by Caroline Ritchey

NOMINEE 3 – Dynamics by Secret Drum Band (an album composed in response to soundscape and form in locations chosen to draw attention to issues concerning endangered species, ecosystem function, and habitat loss)

NOMINEE 4 – The Pollination Rap

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NOMINEE 1 – Scientists discover how the distinctive pitch of mosquito wingbeats could tell us how to fight malaria.

NOMINEE 2 – The Plight of the Bumblebee (and others) by Caroline Ritchey

NOMINEE 3 – Dynamics by Secret Drum Band (an album composed in response to soundscape and form in locations chosen to draw attention to issues concerning endangered species, ecosystem function, and habitat loss)

NOMINEE 4 – The Pollination Rap