The pollinator night shift: Moths and light pollution

The pollinator night shift: Moths and light pollution

There are lots of moths (over 2,500 species have been recorded in the UK) and many of them visit flowers to drink nectar. However, because observing insect visits to flowers is much more difficult in the dark, relatively little research has been carried out on the importance of nocturnal moths as pollinators.

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Saving Local Bees: An Appeal to Landowners

Saving Local Bees: An Appeal to Landowners

The native British Black Bee was said to be extinct in England by about 1920 due to the ravages of the so-called Isle of Wight Disease. It was also said that only through importations from Europe could bees be kept going in England. However, writing 40 or so years later, Beowulf Cooper in his book 'The Honeybees of the British Isles’ describes many types of local British bee.  

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