National Insect Week returns in 2020
The Woodland Trust quite simply encourages you to 'Pull on your wellies, roll up your sleeves and get outside!' And they are brimming with ideas on how to do just that.
The magnificent stag beetle needs your help. This endangered species has become extinct in many parts of the UK, but together we can protect those that remain, before it is too late.
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Learning resources from the Linnean Society.
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PodcastHead of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol, Professor Jane Memmott, tells us about how our cities can still be a valuable home for large numbers of pollinator species, why you shouldn't mow down your dandelions, and why t he Urban Pollinators research project can be so...
PodcastDarren Mann - head of the University of Oxford Natural History Museum’s Life collections - talks about what it’s like to manage the millions of specimens the museum contains, how to identify a bee that flew into someone’s bathroom, and how taxonomy – the scientific naming and identification of...
PodcastProfessor of Entomology at Harper Adams University, Simon Leather, tells us how research on insects can really make a difference internationally, how roundabouts can be a boost to biodiversity, and gives us a look into the state of Entomology today. pc_Simon_Leather_aphid_cannibal.jpg
PodcastData officer at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Dr Richard Comont, tells us how we, the citizens, can contribute first hand to national research projects and conservation through the power of ‘citizen science’. Why not start today by recording your ladybird sightings for the UK Ladybird Survey...
PodcastIn Part Two we hear about George’s extensive work on TV, his continuing efforts to get an insect natural history series back on the air, and why it’s necessary to dig in elephant poo for two hours to get the perfect shot.
PodcastDr George McGavin - presenter of such TV shows as Lost Land of The Jaguar, Planet Ant, and Ultimate Swarms – joins us for a special two-part interview. In Part One, George tells us about why insects are so fascinating, how switching from academia to the media was the ultimate way to spread his...
PodcastProfessor Lin Field of Rothamstead Research discusses how insect pests can develop resistance against even the most potent chemical insecticides, how we can use their genetic sequences to develop new methods to control them, and debates whether the use of neonicotinoid insecticides are causing the...