Nature > UK

Migrating hoverflies are providing essential pollination and pest control in the UK

6 monthes ago   |   By Milton Keynes Natural History Society

Winner. Hoverflies by Mark Strutton. 3 July 2016
These insects are thought to transport billions of pollen grains between Britain and Europe each year and contribute to successful ecosystem function.
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   UK      Europe      News  


The largest insect that ever lived

The largest insect that ever lived

The Dragonfly-like Meganeuropsis was a giant insect that plied the skies from the Late Carboniferous to the Late Permian, some 317 to 247 million years ago. It had a wingspan... Read more ...

Get your ear in

Get your ear in

Birds bring a wonderful soundtrack to spring, and even in towns and cities the array of voices can be quite dazzling. If you are trying to develop your skills in identifying... Read more ...

Rescuers save platypuses from drying ponds and fire-hit communities near...

Rescuers save platypuses from drying ponds and fire-hit communities near Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

The adorable critters have settled into their safer new surroundings at Sydney's Taronga Zoo following the frantic rescue from ponds in the fire-ravaged Tidbinbilla Nature... Read more ...

Centrelink worker sues Gold Coast City Council for $370,000 after she 'fell...

Centrelink worker sues Gold Coast City Council for $370,000 after she 'fell into nature strip hole'

Yasmyn Parkinson, 43, from Coffs Harbour, was on holiday with her son when she fell into the 700mm hole in Helensvale on December 30, 2016. Read more ...

WWE's Charlotte Flair ‘never' set out to honour the family legacy with her...

WWE's Charlotte Flair ‘never' set out to honour the family legacy with her own career

Charlotte wasn't trying to carry on the Flair family name Charlotte Flair has carried a wrestling dynasty on her shoulders ever since she stepped foot in the squared circle... Read more ...

How webcams revolutionised pornography and sex work

How webcams revolutionised pornography and sex work

Life is driven by survival - not only of the self, but also of the collective whole. In nature's quest to keep the species alive, the drive for sex constantly adapts and... Read more ...

Italian international striker emerges as reported fresh Chelsea target

Italian international striker emerges as reported fresh Chelsea target

Chelsea have been linked with a large amount of potential names during this transfer window, and even way before that when they were still transfer banned. However, they had... Read more ...

Explore the outdoors: Take in the beauty of Forvie National Nature Reserve

Explore the outdoors: Take in the beauty of Forvie National Nature Reserve

As parents of young children, my wife and I are always on the lookout for fun things to do with the kids and new places to take them. Soft plays, arcades and cinemas are all... Read more ...

Agriculture Bill: Soil at heart of UK farm grant revolution

Agriculture Bill: Soil at heart of UK farm grant revolution

A promise to do more to protect the soil will form part of a vision for the UK farm industry being unveiled by the government later. Read more ...

The six ingredients you've never heard of that will help your skin glow

The six ingredients you've never heard of that will help your skin glow

Australian skincare brand Nude by Nature has released an exhaustive list of the natural ingredients they use, and these six virtually unheard of ones are sure to amp up your... Read more ...