What are these bees doing in my tumble drier?

Frey Fyfe The arrival of spring brings many flowering plants, birds, and other creatures back into activity, but for a handful of households each year, spring marks the start of several months of wondering why the vent pipes of their tumble driers are hosting a collection of bumblebees. Why would bees want to get into... Continue Reading →

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The Promiscuous Life of the Superb Fairy-Wren

Fiona Jones The Superb Fairy-Wren. Its name makes it sound delicate, yet majestic, and – well – sweet. But, names can be misleading… Beneath this rather lovely title lies the most promiscuous bird of all, with 95% of broods and 76% of young linked to extra-pair paternity (yep, that basically means that the offspring are... Continue Reading →

An Extreme Survivor

Fiona Jones As the nights draw in and the mince pies are (almost) ready to come out, we’re bracing ourselves for the onset of some chilly weather. But next time you wish you’d packed an extra jumper, spare a thought for a little creature that is capable of an unfathomable feat of endurance… They can... Continue Reading →

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