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The complex life of a Narrow-Headed Ant

We are now within the field season for ant observations, where each new discovery is prompting lots of new questions. We already knew that aphid honeydew is an important dietary component for ants, equal to an ‘ant energy drink’.   We expected Oak, Birch and Gorse aphid farms, with the occasional caterpillar or spider scavenged […]

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The art of stealth and the evolution of the ambush

We are now within the field season for ant observations, where each new discovery is prompting lots of new questions. We already knew that aphid honeydew is an important dietary component for ants, equal to an ‘ant energy drink’.   We expected Oak, Birch and Gorse aphid farms, with the occasional caterpillar or spider scavenged […]

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Securing our seeds: in the bag!

Every seed is different, containing a unique package of genetic information to help it grow and adapt to its environment. Collecting for biodiversity conservation aims to capture as much of this information as possible – when it comes to diversity, more is definitely merrier! There are a few main points to bear in mind when […]

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A look back at June…What a month!

We are now within the field season for ant observations, where each new discovery is prompting lots of new questions. We already knew that aphid honeydew is an important dietary component for ants, equal to an ‘ant energy drink’.   We expected Oak, Birch and Gorse aphid farms, with the occasional caterpillar or spider scavenged […]

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Opportunity to work with Colour in the Margins

We are now within the field season for ant observations, where each new discovery is prompting lots of new questions. We already knew that aphid honeydew is an important dietary component for ants, equal to an ‘ant energy drink’.   We expected Oak, Birch and Gorse aphid farms, with the occasional caterpillar or spider scavenged […]

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Natterjacks, Petalwort and custard creams!

We are now within the field season for ant observations, where each new discovery is prompting lots of new questions. We already knew that aphid honeydew is an important dietary component for ants, equal to an ‘ant energy drink’.   We expected Oak, Birch and Gorse aphid farms, with the occasional caterpillar or spider scavenged […]

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Opportunity to work with BftB!

We are now within the field season for ant observations, where each new discovery is prompting lots of new questions. We already knew that aphid honeydew is an important dietary component for ants, equal to an ‘ant energy drink’.   We expected Oak, Birch and Gorse aphid farms, with the occasional caterpillar or spider scavenged […]

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May – in a nutshell!

We are now within the field season for ant observations, where each new discovery is prompting lots of new questions. We already knew that aphid honeydew is an important dietary component for ants, equal to an ‘ant energy drink’.   We expected Oak, Birch and Gorse aphid farms, with the occasional caterpillar or spider scavenged […]

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Saving species: chapter 3 – Why save the Chequered Skipper?

We are now within the field season for ant observations, where each new discovery is prompting lots of new questions. We already knew that aphid honeydew is an important dietary component for ants, equal to an ‘ant energy drink’.   We expected Oak, Birch and Gorse aphid farms, with the occasional caterpillar or spider scavenged […]

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Saving species: chapter 2

We are now within the field season for ant observations, where each new discovery is prompting lots of new questions. We already knew that aphid honeydew is an important dietary component for ants, equal to an ‘ant energy drink’.   We expected Oak, Birch and Gorse aphid farms, with the occasional caterpillar or spider scavenged […]

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