Tag: nature

Have children forgotten how to play?

I meant to post this earlier in the week–it continues some themes covered here in the Bug Blog earlier. Old-Fashioned Play Builds Cognitive Skills “Chudacoff’s recently published history of child’s play argues that for most […]

Declines in outdoor activity continue

File this under “More depressing confirmation of what we already suspected”: O.R. W. Pergams and P. A. Zaradic. 2008. Evidence for a fundamental and pervasive shift away from nature-based recreation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, […]

Managing habitat for pollinators

The Xerces Society has a new (and lovely!) publication out: Pollinators in Natural Areas: A Primer on Habitat Management “This primer provides a summary of how land managers can protect and provide habitat for bees, […]

2007 Weblog Awards: Vote!

I want to encourage you to vote in the Science category for the 2007 Weblog awards! You’ll recognize some of the nominees: Bootstrap analysis Invasive species blog Bad Astronomy Another nominee in this category is […]

MI Dept. Natural Resources: Not Dead Yet?

It was only last August that the DNR posted a notice of how much it was cutting back on it’s website. Over 100 positions went vacant; huge cut backs have been made. And now this […]

Bee Documentary on PBS

I almost didn’t find out about this! Thanks to Paul for letting me know! “From crop fields to hi-tech labs, scientists and bee experts are investigating a rapidly unfolding ecological nightmare. The Silence of the […]

Stable flies and West Nile virus

An interesting new study sheds some light on one of the saddest parts of the invasion of West Nile into the USA–mass death of birds. “Stable flies are the latest suspect that may be involved […]