While the stars of last year’s table were undoubtedly the azalea caterpillars—which were very resilient during a long day of being picked up, and dropped, by visitors of all ages—the azalea bushes were empty when it came time to collect this year.
This is a guest post by our research associate Elsa Youngsteadt. What: Webinar on native bee biology, diversity, and outreach resources When: June 30, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Presented by: Elsa Youngsteadt & Debbie [...]
Johnny Randall, April Hamblin, and Elsa Youngsteadt at the 2015 Bugfest pollinators booth. Photo: Mary Frasier Hordes of insects descended upon downtown Raleigh last weekend, and, paradoxically, drew scores of human admirers. Could [...]
April Hamblin and Jeremy Slone at UNC Children's Hospital. Photo: Tami Atkins Graduate students April Hamblin and Jeremy Slone recently brought a little nature indoors for a good cause at UNC Children's Hospital. [...]
Photo by SDF. Our own Elsa Youngsteadt will be featured, along with folks from the NC Botanical Garden, on The State of Things from WUNC. They will discuss the plight of native bees and [...]
Arthropods have a unique ability to inspire very emotional reactions in people. Some adult naturaphiles appreciate bugs, but reactions more commonly range from mild apathy to acute fear and loathing. Thankfully, kids are a different [...]
This is a guest post by our Research Associate Elsa Youngsteadt. Lately, folks have been calling us “The Bee People.” We like this title. Although maybe we could be “The Native-Bee People,” just to be [...]
Many visitors to public gardens probably come more for the blooms than the bees. In fact, many might even consider an encounter with bees to be decidedly not on their to-do list. However, the visitors [...]
Our Research Associate Elsa Youngsteadt will host a Science Cafe tonight titled "Urban Ants and What They Do For You" at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, Nature Research Center. Elsa and many members [...]
Emily Meineke taught Raleigh about urban heat islands and the fate of urban trees on WRAL today. See her video here. The story is based on her research recently published in PLoS One.