Tuesday, 4 May 2021
The Answer May Not Lie in the Soils (Much Longer)
ttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/04/vital-soil-organisms-being-harmed-by-pesticides-study-shows). Weirdly, according to the Center, new chemicals are only assessed for their negative effects on Honey bees. Honey bees are important pollinators (and producers of honey) but they rarely come into contact with soil. It seems extraordinary, that soil organisms are rarely considered, when assessing the potential environmental impacts of pesticides. This appears to be yet another example of human myopia!
This may seem a stupid question but individual answers, arising in people's minds, might be quite important! There are some 900+ edible...
A combination of night rain and day-time sun has resulted in more Bynea blooms. The Southern marsh orchid ( Dactylorhiza praetermissa...
Plastic pollution (especially in the oceans) is a real concern and, perhaps, deserves a similar attention as climate change. It has been pr...
Flies (Diptera) can be quite impressive on a snow-white back drop. I show a number of candidates I have encountered on my travels.