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10

Jul

Can plants ‘hear’ themselves being eaten?New study shows that plants mount an immune response to the mere sound of a chomping insect.

Can plants ‘hear’ themselves being eaten?
New study shows that plants mount an immune response to the mere sound of a chomping insect.

09

Jul

Butterflies change travel plans as U.K. warmsBritish winters used to be too cold for the butterflies, but not anymore.

Butterflies change travel plans as U.K. warms
British winters used to be too cold for the butterflies, but not anymore.

05

Jul

How to attract fireflies to your backyardFireflies are like Mother Nature’s fairy lights, and who doesn’t want more of that? Here’s how to get your garden twinkling.

How to attract fireflies to your backyard
Fireflies are like Mother Nature’s fairy lights, and who doesn’t want more of that? Here’s how to get your garden twinkling.

03

Jul

Newfound wasp has actual ant skeletons in its closetScientists theorize that the smell of the ants, even after death, helps to scare off predators, thus offering the wasps extra protection.

Newfound wasp has actual ant skeletons in its closet
Scientists theorize that the smell of the ants, even after death, helps to scare off predators, thus offering the wasps extra protection.

02

Jul

5,000 honeybees strap on tiny backpacks in the name of scienceAustralian scientists are attaching sensors to bees to track their movements and study colony collapse disorder.

5,000 honeybees strap on tiny backpacks in the name of science
Australian scientists are attaching sensors to bees to track their movements and study colony collapse disorder.

24

Jun

treehugger:

Beautiful bee species in honor of Pollinator Week

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23

Jun

Obama launches plan to save the bees and butterfliesThe president steps up efforts to protect the pollinators — and their $24 billion contribution to the U.S. economy.

Obama launches plan to save the bees and butterflies
The president steps up efforts to protect the pollinators — and their $24 billion contribution to the U.S. economy.

17

Jun

Smithsonian cries uncle on bugsThe generosity of a noted insect collector has created an itchy situation for the famous institution.

Smithsonian cries uncle on bugs
The generosity of a noted insect collector has created an itchy situation for the famous institution.

14

Jun

How to attract ladybugs to your gardenAre aphids and other pests wrecking your garden? Partner up with ladybugs to stop the carnage.

How to attract ladybugs to your garden
Are aphids and other pests wrecking your garden? Partner up with ladybugs to stop the carnage.

09

Jun

The tiny, fuzzy world of ladybugsWhen you stop to take a close (very close) look at the world from a ladybug’s perspective, it’s amazing the terrain that these little insects navigate every day!

The tiny, fuzzy world of ladybugs
When you stop to take a close (very close) look at the world from a ladybug’s perspective, it’s amazing the terrain that these little insects navigate every day!