Pollinators

The political wrangling about insect-killing neonicotinoids isn’t over yet. If I hear of opportunities to put pressure on those in power, I’ll let you know.

The story of pollinators is about honeybees but it’s about a lot of other kinds of insect too. In some parts of the world it’s also about birds and mammals but here in Britain, it’s mostly about insects. Here’s what the Royal Horticultural Society says about how to get gardens buzzing. You might choose to follow the links on the side of that page for more about the different insect pollinators found in Britain.

Here are some films about insect pollinators. My favourite is the ladybird on the pussy willow flower but the beetle kipping inside a daisy has great charm too. When he flies out in search of mates, how could anybody resist him with bright yellow pollen all over his legs?

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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