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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

An island of contrasting sides

One option to get to St Helena is to fly to Ascension Island and then pick up the RMS St Helena to get to Jamestown in St Helena. Landing at...

02/06/2014

The story so far

Famous for being Napoleon Bonaparte’s final place of exile, St Helena is also known as the ‘Galapagos of the South Atlantic’, due to its unique wildlife.  As the wildlife there...

23/05/2014

Who listens to the bugs?

Last week I blogged about bug communication, concluding with the point that bugs are unable to communicate directly with humans about the damage that we are doing to their homes...

23/05/2014

What do the bugs say?

Bugs are capable of complex and amazing communication with each other, with other animals and with plants.  These communications evolved to enable bugs to avoid threats, secure resources, and breed. ...

16/05/2014

UK Parliament Celebrates Bees and Pollinators

Last Wednesday (30 April 2014) Buglife and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Biodiversity hosted a “Pollinator Strategy Reception and Bee Walk” in the House of Commons – focussed on...

09/05/2014