Scottish beeches – the slowest invasion in history?
Beeches are 'non-native' to Scotland because they got there less than 7,000 years ago. No, really.
Freshwater is one of the most threatened resources on Earth. Dragonflies can tell us what we need to know about the state of this precious resource.
This massive dragonfly, the Swordbearer Emperor
Anax gladiator, is named for the blade-like spike at its tail tip.
Copyright Jens Kipping
There are 6,000 named dragonfly species worldwide but recently 60 new species were found showing how much more we can learn.
Despite having “simple” brains, dragonflies appear to be capable of more complex tasks than was first thought.
Being able to focus on an important object or task while surrounded by distractions is a valuable skill. It’s an ability that’s probably widespread in the animal kingdom, but is best known in large mammals…