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This Week on Explore (11/6)

Happy December! As we head into yet another busy holiday season, we are here to help remind you to take a minute to reconnect with nature. As part of our core mission, we aim to be the antidote to stress. In…

How flowers adapt to their pollinators

(University of Vienna) The first flowering plants originated more than 140 million years ago in the early Cretaceous. They are the most diverse plant group on Earth with more than 300,000 species. In a new study in Communications Biology, evolutionary biologists around Agnes Dellinger and Jürg Schönenberger from the University of Vienna have analysed 3-dimensional models of flowers and found that flower shapes can evolve in a modular manner in adaptation to distinct pollinators.

Winning images of British Ecological Society photography competition announced

(British Ecological Society) An image of a Malagasy tree boa perched in a tree, taken by Roberto García Roa, has been awarded Overall Winner in the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition, ‘Capturing Ecology.’

When honeybees get stuck in water, they create their own waves and 'surf' to safety

Bees need water just like the rest of us. A honeybee might fly several miles to find a good water source, both for drinking and to help regulate the temperature of her hive. Sometimes, though, a thirsty honeybee gets more…

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A little prairie can rescue honey bees from famine on the farm

Scientists placed honey bee hives next to soybean fields in Iowa and tracked how the bees fared over the growing season. To their surprise, the bees did well for much of the summer. The colonies thrived and gained weight. But in August, the trend reversed. By mid-October, most of the honey was gone and the overwintering brood was malnourished, the team discovered. Placing the hives near restored prairies late in the season rescued them.

CamOp Photo Winners: June – September 2019

As we near towards the end of the year, let’s revisit some warmer times as we highlight the incredible CamOp Photo Winners of June to September! JUNE First Place: Moment by CamOp Nan, Photo taken by Laurie M. Runner Up: …

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This Week on Explore (11/22)

Elephants are known for their complex social structures, and they travel in large groups that can include generations of family. It’s no surprise that elephants often come to the aid of family members, old and young, when they need it. This…

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This Week on Explore (11/22)

Elephants are known for their complex social structures, and they travel in large groups that can include generations of family. It’s no surprise that elephants often come to the aid of family members, old and young, when they need it. This…

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This Week on Explore (11/22)

Elephants are known for their complex social structures, and they travel in large groups that can include generations of family. It’s no surprise that elephants often come to the aid of family members, old and young, when they need it. This…