A friend of mine once asked “why don’t people watch insects the same way they watch birds?” It’s a fair question. After all, many insects – such as butterflies and a good many beetles – are distinctively patterned or colored in such a way that an amateur could learn to identify them on sight – […]
The past few years have seen quite an increase in the amount of attention given to the state of honeybee populations around the world – and with good reason, for without their work in pollinating a sizable portion of the world’s food plants (as well as a host of other ones as well) much of […]
Whenever one hears about bees these days, it is almost invariably to the European honey bee, Apis mellifera, that the reference is being made. Indeed, the health of this species is of justifiably great concern, but it is by no means the only species of bee on the planet. Among the approximately 20,000 species of […]
Bringing to a subject that is all-too-often considered “icky” by even some natural history enthusiasts, The Bug Chicks combine their extensive education and experience in the field of entomology with a delightfully humor that puts their audiences at ease with creatures from which they might otherwise recoil and as a result allows them to learn just how fascinating arthropods can be and how important they are to the natural world.