Armed with smartphones, keen eyes and curiosity, students are learning to provide vital observations that add to our knowledge of the distribution of plant and animal species and how to conserve them.
A fly does some of its digesting outside its body before it even eats any food.
Half of all flowering plants mostly or completely rely on animal pollinators to make seeds. A decline in pollinators could cause major disruptions in natural ecosystems.
Honeybees are crucial for pollinating crops and plants. They need good forage resources to do this and these resources are under threat in South Africa.
New research reveals an overlooked, but potentially significant, problem with agrochemicals and pollinators.
Beekeeping changes how people see and relate to the environment – there’s a lot we can learn.
Bees can perceive flower colours and hues which are invisible to us — such as those produced by reflected ultraviolet radiation.
Cities are among the harshest habitats on Earth. But when planned properly, private gardens can help improve their liveability.
Baobab flowers have male and female parts but individual trees appear to be favouring one rather than the other. To keep tree populations healthy and fruitful, both types are needed.
Planting a garden for winter-active insects is a wonderful way to support local biodiversity. Your garden will thrive with the free pollination and pest control services the insects provide.
First ever feeding experiments reveal that solitary bees need to carb-load – and can be picky when it comes to dieting.
Preserved in amber, a tiny beetle has shed light on the moment the world first burst into bloom.
We studied how foxgloves taken to the Americas less than 200 years ago have changed compared to natives in Europe.
A diverse pollinator community is a reliable one.
EU-banned pesticides could not only threaten wild bees where they eat, but where they sleep too.
Not all flowers smell good, to people at least, but their scents are a way to attract pollinators.
New research suggests that residential gardens are the source of 85% of the nectar produced in towns and cities.
Entomologists wonder if the insects currently pollinating farmed cacao are the right ones for the task.
Chemicals banned in the EU were recently granted an exemption for limited use in the UK.
As invasive species transform the world, frontline agencies take solace that species needing unique partners can’t invade alone. A new study on figs shows they may find new partners to invade anyway.