Tag: conservation

Waspthulu discovered in Indonesia

News of an amazing new species found in Indonesia! “The jaw-dropping, shiny black wasp appears to be the “Komodo dragon” of the wasp family. It’s huge. The male measures about two-and-a-half-inches long, Kimsey said. “Its […]

New Pollinator Conservation Resource Center!

The Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation Resource Center is now on-line! It has a clickable map of North America; you can find all sorts of resources indexed there.  For example, there is a Guide to Upper […]

The Feather Trade

We are in the process of upgrading some materials around where I work, and as a consequence we’ve been looking for materials about birds, conservation, and the historic use of birds and bird parts in […]

Earthworm Research

Since we talked about earthworms last week…how about a little research? When I was a kid I was taught that earthworms were good. Lots of worms was a sign of a healthy soil. As I […]

Baby’s Breath: Pretty and evil

I’m talking about the plant (Gypsophila paniculata), not actual babies, BTW. I was recently reminded that a lot of folks don’t know that Baby’s Breath is a nasty, invasive plant in the US. Oddly enough, […]

Shiny! (not in a good way, alas)

A lot of discussion occurs about “light pollution” at night, but some recent research suggests there’s another issue–polarized light pollution during the day. Smooth, dark buildings, vehicles and even roads can be mistaken by insects […]

2008 Web Awards voting

The 2008 Web Awards are now open for voting! I’d like to encourage everyone to go to the Food Blog section and vote for Coffee and Conservation.   She’s up against some pretty big names, but […]

Tree Lobsters!!

Tree Lobsters. What an awesome name. And something that Steven Colbert should clearly fear more than bears! They drop from the trees and snap at you!   AAAAAGH! Um, they would. If they were really lobsters […]

25 Butterfly Conservation Scholarships!

This sounds totally nifty. Alas, I have absolutely no excuse to sign up, since I’m not involved in butterfly rearing or restoration, but I really want to go! The Florida Museum of Natural History/McGuire Center […]