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Dung Beetles

For the last week I keep watching this video about a dung beetle trying to push a turd ball up a blazing hot sand dune. You think Sisyphus had a hard time of it? 328 more words

Miscellaneous

Sunny summer solstice summary

The summer solstice was yesterday, officially the longest day of sunlight of the year.  If you are in the southern hemisphere, happy winter solstice to you!  227 more words

A splendidly shiny beetle!

I come across this shiny green dung beetle quite often whilst walking on the hills in Galicia, NW Spain. It mainly seems to like horse dung, and I look out for them when there are Galician ponies about. 324 more words

Galicia

Happenings on the ranch

Now for something that most of you have never noticed, but I’m rather confident happens around you every spring. This is something I’ve been unconsciously seeking the whole time this spring seasons has been warming and greening us up. 289 more words

General

Land-sparing/sharing in tropical logged forests

The dichotomy between land-sharing and land-sparing has been used a lot in studies on the impacts of agriculture on biodiversity to compare between relatively intense, highly productive agriculture that spares natural ecosystems from conversion and extensive, wildlife friendly agriculture with lower yields. 672 more words

Conservation

Midwest Farmers Await Dung Beetles

Click here to view the full story on the Harvest Public Media website.

Audio

A Cut Above the Rest: Our contributions to the beef industry

By John Smith

Next week Australia’s beef industry gathers in Rockhampton for their triennial shindig, the industry’s biggest — Beef Australia 2015. Over 85 000 people involved in all aspects of the industry will be there. 1,413 more words

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