News and stories about wildlife, environment

0, Mar. 24, 2020: For more than a decade, butterflies have repeatedly landed on me. I think I’m blessed by the red admiral., Mar. 20, 2020: West Coast flocks are going missing. What’s Happening to the Monarch Butterfly   Population?, Mar. 3, 2020: Pesticides Damage the Brains of Baby Bees, Research Shows, Mar. 2, 2020: Sneezing Dogs, Dancing Bees: How Animals Vote, Feb. 22, 2020: Welcome Bugs into your yard. You might just save the world.    

The, Feb. 20, 2020: Fates of humans and insects intertwined, warn scientists, Feb. 6, 2020: Bumblebees are going extinct because of the climate crisis, but there are easy ways to help, Feb. 3, 2020: World’s fireflies threatened by habitat loss and light pollution, experts warn, Jan. 21, 2020: The missing link between dinosaurs and birds has been found. ‘Dancing dragon’ feathered dinosaur fossil discovered in China, Jan. 9, 2020: 10 new birds discovered in ‘lost world’, Jan. 14, 2020: Like Humans, Grasshoppers Grapple With Gravity’s Effects on Blood Pressure

Washington, Dec. 5, 2019: Birds are shrinking. These scientists say it’s a consequence of global warming., Nov. 21, 2019: This Fossil Find of an Ancient ‘Snake With Legs’ Tells an Incredible Story, Nov. 18, 2019: ‘The Bacterial Surprise in This Bird’s Smell:’ The bacteria in a bird’s microbiome seems to play an important role in the odoriferous messages it sends to other birds., Sept. 15, 2019: Wasps: If you can’t love them, at least admire them Tiny and sort of cute, they live nearly everywhere, including our yards.The Tardigrade: Practically Invisible, Indestructible ‘Water Bears’ Here’s why scientists are giving honeybees tiny ‘backpacks Seven new frog species discovered in Brazil — they’re smaller than bumblebees! Hollywood’s Hummingbird Rehabber Tells All Smelliest Animals: Some animals and plants smell plain horrible, making whiffs of excrement or rotting meat. These pongs have proved to be valuable tools Bright Lights Bring More Bad News for Urban Bats These spiders might be “singing” right in your very own yard. Take a listen. Can a Spider Sing? Recent studies suggest another alarming addition to the list of threats facing bees—aluminum-laced nectar: Are bees getting dementia?

Huffpostcom: Uh, oh! We can run, but we can’t hide. From mosquitoes, that is — it’s in our genes! Review of: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness. This fascinating book presents an entertaining look at the amazing intelligence of octopuses and the implication that all wildlife might be self-aware. Including those in our own yards. U.S. Honey Bees are Disappearing Very Quickly, USDA Report Finds