To help draw bees’ attention, flowers that are pollinated by bees have typically evolved to send very strong colour signals. Shutterstock Walking through our gardens in Australia, we may not realise that buzzing around us is one of our greatest natural resources. Bees are responsible for pollinating about a third […]

Beekeepers are struggling to adapt their hives to the use of dicamba, a pesticide that kills many of the flowering plants that bees depend on. DANIEL SCHOENEN/GETTY IMAGES This story originally appeared on Revealand is part of the Climate Deskcollaboration. It was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, […]

(Credit: Florida Museum photo by Kristen Grace) This newly identified rare black butterfly has been named after the pioneering 17th century female entomologist, Maria Sibylla Merian. An extraordinary woman, this naturalist and scientific illustrator once sold 255 paintings to fund an expedition across the Atlantic to document the flora and fauna […]