Category: Insects

Epic Creationist FAIL: Bombardier Beetle Book

Oh My. For years I’ve heard about the kid’s book “Bomby the Bombardier Beetle“, published by the Institute for Creation Research.  You might remember them as the folks that suggested teachers of evolution should be hanged […]

Pollinator Week Movie: Talking to the Bees

I could not resist posting this video, because….well. Who better to explain pollination than Isabella Rossellini!!  Also, the bee pollen basket and waggle dance explanations are quite delightful.  Enjoy!

Pollinator Week Squee

Since it’s Pollinator Week, and we talked about Squee and cuteness yesterday, how about an adorable video from New Zealand about pollination?

Show Us Your SQUEE! Contest

Today I got an email from a marketing company that was promoting a campaign I was not at all pleased about. From the email: “NPMA Launches “Show Us Your Scream” Contest“ “The National Pest Management […]

It’s National Pollinator Week!

Once again, It’s time to celebrate the little animals that…facilitate plant sex by moving plant sperm around. I’ve discovered over time that a lot of people don’t actually know what pollination is, other than it’s something […]

Dragonfly Migration Watch

Most people know about monarch butterfly migration, but there are actually other insects in the US that migrate. That includes 16 species of American dragonflies! Some researchers actually attached tiny radio transmitters to some Green […]

Bees, pesticides, and CCD: what’s the evidence?

When you apply epidemiology methods to CCD, you might be surprised at the answers you get.

Bees and STDs

Solitary bees have parasites too.

Bumblebees in Spring

It is finally starting to reliably warm up in spring, although we still have a few cold evenings. Bumblebees are one of the first pollinators out in the spring, and the fuzzy adorableness of their bodies does […]