Massive Loss Of Thousands Of Hives Afflicts Orchard Growers And Beekeepers — News : NPR

Honey bees deal with many stressors: chemicals, climate change and viruses. But this year, a tiny mite has wiped out colonies, causing worry over whether there are enough bees left to do their jobs.(Image credit: Greta Mart/KCBX)

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Leopard Gecko Rescue Stories: Alexander — Leopard Gecko Care

Leopard Geckos are a great starter reptile, but unfortunately there is sometimes a misconception that they are extremely easy to look after, which isn’t the case and can lead to them being given the incorrect care. They require a special setup, the correct diet and have different needs to mammals, and unfortunately there are lots […]

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Roadrunner Fun Facts — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

This is about real roadrunners, not that erstwhile new roadrunner species I wrote about some years back. From the Desert Sun, written by James W. Cornett of Desert Magazine: “Why do Roadrunners disappear from the desert each winter. This ecologist has a guess.” It addresses questions like: How many kinds of roadrunners are there? Can […]

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Tiree bumblebee buzz — Scottish pollinators

The great yellow bumblebee is creating quite a buzz on the Isle of Tiree in the Inner Hebrides. A four year project to monitor its population and habitat, and create new foraging habitat, has been embraced by the island’s residents and visitors. Janet Bowler, project manager for Hebridean Flower Power and Tiree’s Great Yellow Bumblebee […]

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Out in the inside nature — Le Drake Noir

The icelandic capital, Reykjavik, contains something unique. There are many special museums around the world. Here is an indoor ice cave, not an igloo – an ice cave. Added exhibits on all facets of icelandic outdoor nature. As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

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