Offsetting your carbon footprint is not as simple as some think
The mystery of feather origins: how fluffy pterosaurs have reignited debate
Science isn’t broken – It’s just a hell of a lot harder than we give it credit for.
The diet of invasive toads in Mauritius has some rare species on the menu
Liberty cap: the surprising tale of how Europe’s magic mushroom got its name
Did you know that horseshoe crabs are used to test vaccines?
Some great ecological fiction, from Barbara Kingsolver to the Moomins
Should the Queen rewild Balmoral?
The more species of bird you see the happier you feel – link to actual paper here
The problem with ‘Sugar Daddy’ science, why state funding is better
Simon Leadbeater on rewilding a planation woodland
Did you know that Scotland has rain forests?
Some advice on writing papers from novelist Cormac McCarthy
Making cities greener – what we can do and what benefits result
If you like the Moomins you will appreciate this
Clothing accessories that pay homage to the insect world; some other animals too 😊
Freedom of press and environmental protection – did you know that they are linked? Jeff Ollerton and colleagues explore this interesting topic
Working from home might not be as stress-free as you think – go to work instead
Did you know that there are more male specimens of birds and mammals in museum collections than females? Press release here, actual paper here
I found these interesting, perhaps some of you will?
Interesting post on urban re-wilding
From a couple of years ago, but if you ever wondered how Drosophila became a model organism then read this
How the noise natural gas extraction machines make can affect insect abundance
A nice easy to read post to help make non-entomologists realise the importance of insects and how abundant they are
The Backwinter – A lyrical account of a cold snap in London and its effect on insect and plant emergence by Emma Maund
A timely reminder that there is a lot of genetic material in the wild that can help our domesticated crops taste better
If you wondered what they really ate in the middle ages wonder no longer
An interesting read about an early collector of curiosities Ole Worm’s Cabinet of Wonder: Natural Specimens and Wondrous Monsters
If you are a fan of spring flowers this post from Alice Hunter is a must read/see
Ray Cannon on the tale of a tail 🙂