Across the world, phenological events are occurring increasingly earlier as a result of climate change.
The struggles of monarch butterflies reflect a shared North American ecological and social problem.
Butterflies are important pollinators. To find out how predators affect butterfly populations and diversity, butterfly decoys were used.
The iconic monarch butterfly has been added to the Red List of endangered species, but hasn’t received protection in the US yet. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Plus, why you should always remove grass cuttings from your lawn.
There are 900,000 described species of insects in the world. Field guides help us make sense of them.
Pollen brings seasonal misery to millions of Americans, but it serves a critical purpose: fertilizing many kinds of plants, including food crops.
Up to 85% of the nectar available to pollinating insects in a city comes from gardens. What we plant – whether in an allotment or a window box – can make a huge difference.
Informed data donations are different from the usual online data experience. They’re easier to manage because of technological advances.
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.
Isotope mapping reveals information about a monarch butterfly’s point of origin. Using strontium isotopes helps pinpoint more precise locations.
There’s still a very good chance of recovery for most of these species, but only with new targeted conservation effort.
The stench was once thought to originate from plants, but scientists have now pin-pointed its true origin.
Transparency is an evolved characteristic of some species to help them survive, even when predators are staring directly at them.
Insects are plentiful and inexpensive. Even when children aren’t attending school in person, they can learn from the encounters they have with insects outside.
Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?
Citizen scientists across North America have contributed over 1 million observations to this online platform, generating data useful for researchers.
Insects are vital to sustaining life on Earth – and their numbers are falling fast. So consider ditching the fly spray and see what you can do to help.
We looked at 130 species to see which will be the winners and losers from global warming
Britain’s councils are cutting roadside verges less often to allow vibrant wildflower meadows to bloom.