Category Archives: Conservation

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Odds and Ends

◊ A Ghost In The Making: Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee is an excellent short documentary by Day’s Edge Productions on the plight of an endangered bumble bee. It’s nice to see an excellent macro […]

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We need to Inspire with Nature

With generations of our youth increasingly becoming captive to the digital world, we need to spend more time showing kids how awesome nature really is. The long-term consequences of raising a generation that has no […]

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Neighbourhoods for Bugs

Why are bio-diverse gardens important? Take a look at this interesting/odd video from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Narrated and animated by Daniel Tal, with advice from Ann English (Rainscapes Coordinator, Maryland Dept. […]

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The Week on Sunday #28

On with some inter-web finds from the last week… ♦ If you are a macro photographer, one of the best ways to increase opportunities to photograph insects is to have a diversely planted naturalistic garden. You need […]

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E.O. Wilson’s Global Town Hall

Yesterday, biologist E.O. Wilson held a Global Town Hall at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center. During the town hall, E.O.Wilson fielded questions from middle and high-school students in the audience, as […]

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Book Review – Relics by Piotr Naskrecki

  Judged by appearances,  some creatures seem to carry a genetic record unchanged from that of their ancestors far back in time. They have survived in fringe ecosystems that appear to have changed little from we […]

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The World’s Most Threatened Invertebrates

The Zoological Society of London has published Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species, in which 8,000 scientists from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) identified 100 of the most threatened animals, plants and fungi on the planet. […]

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The Week on Sunday 4

♦ The Lord Howe Island stick insect made news again recently, when an image showing the hatching of one of these bizarre beauties received a commendation at the 2012 New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography. Read more on the history at Scientific […]

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