Hopefully some of these links may be of interest to some of you.
Scientists, admittedly probably not all, can appreciate and enjoy poetry, as Stephen Heard points out here
On the Death’s Head Hawkmoth as a honey thief
For those of you who like France, bees and might be considering becoming beekeepers
On the value of native trees and shrubs for wildlife
On a similar vein, here is a paper about the value of native trees for insectivorous birds
More evidence of the importance of biodiversity for ecosystem functioning
The Journal of Biogeography celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Theory of Island biogeography by posing fifty fundamental questions that might take the discipline further forward
Another one from one of my favourite French sites, this time on the beauties of mosses and lichens
A French farmer asks for help from politicians using an ingenious message board
Over on Dynamic Ecology Jeremy Fox asks if you can think of any successful ecological models based on loose physical analogies?
And finally, announcing the launch of Pantheon, the tool to help you analyse your invertebrate species samples