Using Twitter for ecological research – lots of great examples
An excellent explanation by Stephen Heard of how to present statistics in scientific writing
Some great ant pictures
Fascinating – insects made from discarded circuit boards – the art of Julie Alice Chappell
How insects cope with winter
Half of the UK’s aquatic insects now contain microplastics!
A nice article about a weevil that pretends to be a fly!
Would you eat insects to prevent global warming? An interesting paper on ways in which consumers might be persuaded to do so
More about the alarming decrease in insect numbers worldwide – link to the original article here
An excellent analysis of the same article by Manu Saunders and why it is so important
I have often been asked why I work on roundabouts, or urban green spaces, if you want to sound more scientific and ecological. Roundabouts to me are not just traffic-calming devices.
They are a teaching tool,
a research programme
and a source of amusement and wonder.
They are islands of calm among a sea of traffic, a haven for wildlife amidst a tarmac and concrete jungle.
or just plain fun!
So, next time you are waiting to enter a roundabout, don’t just think of it as an impediment (or aid) to your journey, but as a haven of wild-life, an urban nature reserve
or even as a work of art, especially if you are in France 🙂