Part of Life, Too

Not an uncommon sight these days: a nestling fallen from the nest. (There were no trees above this spot.) You’ll notice small golden ants on the corpse. They’re moving on from here…And on a forest path…

So, maybe bee hotels aren’t such a great thing after all. This study found they benefited introduced species (especially wasps) more than the native bees they’re supposed to help. Mason bees don’t usually nest in such density, so these “hotels” are concentrating parasites. Instead of buying some capitalist’s attempt to cash in, check out the Xerces Society’s guidelines.

Meanwhile, more evidence of substantial insect decline, this time from Denmark.

1 Response to “Part of Life, Too”

  1. 1 Jane May 30, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Thank you for the Xerces Society information.

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