For sale: a bird market in Indonesia.
Peter Nijenhuis / flickr
By understanding what drives people to buy wild species, we can figure out how best to stop them.
The butterfly orchid grows beautifully.
The Conversation/John Dearlarney
The blotched butterfly orchid (Sarcochilus weinthalii) looks fairly unremarkable when it’s not flowering, generally resembling the far more common orange blossom orchid. But when it flowers, it is exquisite…
Australia is the world centre for sexual deception in plants, tricking wasps along the way.
Some sneaky plants steal food instead of exclusively making their own.
Since plants can't pick up and move to greener pastures if conditions are tough, some have evolved interesting and sneaky strategies to make a living.
Marc Freestone/The Conversation
Scientists are racing against the clock to figure out how to propagate the rare leek orchid before it goes extinct.