BUGS, CONSERVATION, FLORA, GRASSLAND, WILDLIFE

An orchid that looks like a bee!

The Bee Orchid's awesome mimicry has evolved through natural selection. Flowers which looked more like a bee, would have been pollinated more often. These plants therefore produced more seeds and so passed on their 'bee-like' genes to each successive generation!

BUGS, CONSERVATION, GRASSLAND, WILDLIFE

Where do Bloody-nosed beetles get their name?

Bloody-nosed beetles are large black leaf beetles, with rounded bodies and long legs. They are flightless, so often spotted wandering about the countryside in their characteristic slow, what can only be described as a 'plod'.  But what's in the name?

BUGS, CONSERVATION, GRASSLAND, WILDLIFE

The only honey-making bee!

Did you know that there is only one species of honeybee in the UK? The Western Honeybee is completely unique amongst 250 species of bees in our country, including 25 types of bumblebee, and many many solitary and mining bee species! So why does this species make honey?