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  • Beetle Warfare

    Scientists unleash a new weapon in the fight against invasive tamarisk – a tiny exotic beetle from Kazakhstan.

  • Field notes from the front steps

    From the front porch of her house in Montana, Kim Todd studies bees and marvels at the world.

  • Madame Merian and her passion for metamorphosis

    In Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis, Kim Todd uncovers the life and legacy of a pioneering 17th century woman

  • We can help bees by cleaning up our act

    We can help bees by cleaning up our act

    Pesticides, long road trips and junk food are hard on honeybees as well as humans.

  • Daniel Marlos shares his knowledge and love of the insect world

    Daniel Marlos shares his knowledge and love of the insect world

    In Los Angeles, self-trained entomologist Daniel Marlos helps others learn about the crawly things he loves through his website: What's That Bug?

  • Attack of the bark beetles

    Mercilessly hot conditions in the drought-stressed West have aggravated infestations of bark beetles that attack several species of trees -- but perhaps the best response to the epidemic is to do nothing at all.

  • Have bee, will travel

    This issue of High Country News features Hannah Nordhaus on the challenges facing a Western migratory beekeeper and his hives of pollinating bees.

  • Native hum

    As honeybees vanish, Western farmers turn to the region’s native pollinators

  • Walking in the body of being

    Walking in the body of being

    Not everybody understands why pinacate beetles are such good company, but philosopher Baruch Spinoza is likely one of them.

  • Conspiring with caddisflies

    A Seattle artist known only as Ferg works with tiny caddisfly larvae to make jewelry from the insects’ intricate casings

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