Climate Change Pushing Bumblebees to Extinction

(via Tim Hill/Pixabay) Bumblebee species are declining in Asia, Europe, and North America. A new study from the University of Ottawa found that in the course of a single human generation, the likelihood of a bee population surviving in a given area has dropped an average of more than 30 percent. “Our results show that […]

Second person linked to butterfly sanctuary found dead in Mexico

Activists fear criminal gangs and illegal loggers involved in deaths Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/mexico-butterfly-sanctuaryraul-hernandez-butterfly-sanctuary-michoacan-dead-a9313716.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Kate Ng

Some wasps have evolved to recognize and remember faces

A team of researchers at Cornell University recently published a new paper titled “Evolutionary dynamics of recent selection on cognitive abilities.” But that’s a mouthful that kind of buries the lede, which is the fact that Northern paper wasps are apparently much smarter than we had previously realized. From the abstract (emphasis added): Cognitive abilities […]

Monster mosquito: Argentinian man stunned as GIANT insect flies through his window

An Argentinian man took to Twitter to share a disturbing image of an unusually massive-looking mosquito after it flew through his window and met its demise after being bug-sprayed by his quick-acting mother. Ezequiel Lobo, who lives in the Argentine city of Cordoba, posted an image of the enormous insect on Twitter, showing it alongside […]

Climate change threatens the beautiful and beloved monarch butterfly

Though they are experts in climate adaptation, traversing North America each year, they are no match for the new sweltering temperatures present in their summer homes, writes Kevin Sieff Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/climate-change-mexico-monarch-butterfly-science-a9273471.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Kevin Sieff

Un-BEE-lievable! Swarm of invading bees forces footballers to dive for cover in Tanzania (VIDEO)

Players in the game between Young Africans and Iringa United were forced to dive for cover after an unusually large swarm of bees invaded a match between two the Tanzanian sides at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam. Per reports, the swarm of bees began to disrupt the game in the 53rd minute when they […]

Newly Discovered Widow Spider Lays Bright Purple Eggs

Scientists have discovered a spider living in South Africa that’s truly a sight to behold. The arachnids feature a scarlet, exclamation mark-shaped blotch on their backs, along with a white squiggle pattern that creates the vague shape of a human face, mouth agape in horror. Read more… Source: https://gizmodo.com/newly-discovered-widow-spider-lays-bright-purple-eggs-1840264174 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story […]

I Have to Tell You Something Very Important About Honeybees

I simply must inform you of this crucial bee fact: When bees get trapped in water, they use their wings as hydrofoils to surf back to the safety of land. Read more… Source: https://gizmodo.com/i-have-to-tell-you-something-very-important-about-honey-1839942765 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Ryan F. Mandelbaum