Finally back with another look at articles that caught my attention in the last week(s). I’ll lead off with a new series narrated by the great Sir David Attenborough:
◊ David Attenborough is hosting Micro Monsters 3D, which began on Sky TV on June 15. Check out this article at the Mail Online for more on the series, including photographs.
◊ Along with to explorer and filmmaker James Cameron and oceanographer Sylvia Earle, National Geographic has honored E.O Wilson with the Hubbard Medal for his lifelong commitment to the planet’s rich diversity through his research and writing. The Hubbard Medal is awarded by the National Geographic Society for distinction in exploration, discovery, and research. The medal is named after Gardiner Greene Hubbard, first National Geographic Society president. E. O Wilson has been an inspiration for me, and I am glad to see him honored with this prestigious award.
Wilson received the National Geographic Society’s highest honor — the Hubbard Medal — at the Society’s 125th Anniversary Gala in Washington June 13. On his first trip to Gorongosa (and Africa), scientist and author Edward O. Wilson uses an experienced nose to identify a foam grasshopper. It’s named for the smelly, poisonous foam it emits.
Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic
◊ Australia has evolved a lot of strange and unique creatures, but who’d a thunk that would include…
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
◊ Urban gardens can help stop the decline in wild bees:
◊ Like mantids? Check out the latest edtion of Anima Mundi for a tribute!
That’s all folks,until next week…