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  • Backpacking with monster skeeters

    Backpacking with monster skeeters

    An Alaska encounter with the fiercest of the 176 mosquito species that roam the U.S.

  • Lewis’ Web

    Wyoming microbiologist Randy Lewis is fascinated by spiders – particularly by the remarkable silk they produce.

  • The Silence of the Bees

    Migratory beekeeper John Miller hauls his hives across the West, pollinating everything from almonds to apples, but a nasty parasite and a mysterious disorder are making life much harder for John and his buzzing business partners.

  • Busy as a Buchmann

    Ecologist Stephan Buchmann is crazy about bees, and his Tucson-based one-man nonprofit, The Bee Works, is simply buzzing with activity.

  • 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.

  • Conspiring with caddisflies

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

  • Bees don't grow on trees

    Honeybees are in trouble, and so are the farmers who depend on them for pollination, especially in California’s almond orchards

  • Butterfly escapes endangered species net

    Cloudcroft, N.M., creates its own conservation plan to protect the rare Sacramento Mountains checkerspot butterfly without waiting for an endangered species listing

  • Hot Times - Global Warming in the West

    Global Warming is showing up in the West, in everything from receding glaciers to shrinking pika habitat

  • Life cycle of a bark beetle

    Graph and photos show the life cycle of the bark beetle

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