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Spiky yellow blog

I was lucky enough to catch up with a Spiky yellow woodlouse (Pseudolaureola atlantica) whilst on St Helena. This crazy isopod looks more like a toy than a real species,...

25/06/2014

The Plants that Cry Wolf

Political developments in the last week make it more likely that the UK will start growing GM crops within a few years.  UK researchers are currently trialling a GM wheat...

20/06/2014

First impressions

A key aim of this project is sustainability, the Bugs on the Brink work has been specifically designed to increase long term invertebrate conservation work on St Helena. Part of...

13/06/2014

The Drugs (Neonicotinoids) Don’t Work 2

Oxford University led scientific review of neonicotinoid science opens with a bold advertisement for the effective ability of the neonics to prevent crop yield loss.  However, the evidence presented to...

13/06/2014

Controlled Life and Wildlife

Most of our countryside is closely managed and controlled to deliver a range of objectives, this is hard work and sometimes intensive.  Potentially conflicting objectives of producing food, maintaining income...

06/06/2014

Operation Land crab

A hardworking and, in my opinion, very cute animal spotted whilst I’ve been on Ascension Island is the Land crab (Johngarthia lagostoma), which spends much of its time inland in...

05/06/2014