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New Pygmy Locust Discovered in Ancient Amber, Named after David Attenborough

A pygmy locust — a tiny grasshopper the size of a rose thorn that lived 18-20 million years ago and fed on moss, algae, and fungi — has been discovered in 20-million-year-old amber that was found in the Dominican Republic more than 50 years ago. 486 more words

Insects In The News

All things weird and wonderful, 42

Well, this is a no-brainer:

h/t Cute Overload


Following in David Attenborough's (And Other Giant) Footsteps in Search of the Birds of Paradise

Some of you have wondered why, of all places on Earth, I was determined to go to Papua New Guinea.  It’s one of the hardest destinations to reach; it has very little infrastructure once you’re there; it rains ungodly amounts up in the mountains where I spent most of my time; the food is awful; the lodging substandard; and there is always that age-old question about when cannibalism really stopped being fashionable there.   610 more words

Join in - it's the Big Butterfly Count!

This year’s Big Butterfly Count runs from Saturday 19th July to Sunday 10th August. Many of the UK’s butterflies are declining in numbers and around a third of species are threatened with extinction. 464 more words

Outdoor Adventures

My first post! Fantasy Dinner Party





Celtic Hippy here! I never thought I`d use a blog, but here I am! I obtained this blog entirely by accident, through a shark conservation petition that I signed. 156 more words

David Attenborough

Wildscreen 2014 Nominees


It’s just over 4 months until Wildscreen Festival 2014 and my excitement levels are beginning to rise! Tickets are on sale, speed pitching applications have opened, and the list of nominees has been released, filling my TV-watching schedule from now until the festival. 369 more words


Wonderful World

MAIN ACTIVITIES Listening, discussion, vocabulary of animals and geographical features.

SUITABLE FOR Teens and adults, Intermediate (B1) and above

TEACHER’S NOTES  (Click here for a pdf of the Teacher’s Notes.) 344 more words

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