Cavity nesters: leafcutter bees

Written on: January 8th, 2022

By Lydia Wong This post is an excerpt from updates sent to those following Lydia’s research project on the effects of urban warming on cavity-nesting insects. If ...

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Cavity nesters: who are they and what are they doing now

Written on: November 7th, 2021

by Lydia Wong This post is an excerpt from updates sent to those following Lydia’s research project on the effects of urban warming on cavity-nesting insects. If ...

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Flower flies: insects with a “PR problem”

Written on: February 15th, 2020

The following is a very short summary of an excellent blog post on flower flies by Berit Erickson. Please be sure to read the full post here – Flower flies: ...

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Butterflies in your pollinator garden

Written on: January 17th, 2020

by Sandy Garland Butterflies are not the best pollinators. As they perch on flowers with their long slender legs, they generally avoid the flower parts offering ...

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Who’s that “little black bee”?

Written on: December 31st, 2019

by Lydia Wong (with expert contributions from Eden Gerner) When it comes to identifying bees on the wing, certain species or genera tend to stand out. Take the ...

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Mosquitoes – important pollinators?

Written on: December 31st, 2019

by Sandy Garland Although it seems that mosquitoes are out to get us, in fact males don’t bite at all and females do so only when they are ready to produce ...

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