This week, from the 12th to the 19th of November, is Australian Pollinator Week. It was created to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and of the recent declines in insect abundance. Say g'day to an insect, plant a flowering shrub, and don't use pesticides, and the indispensable insects may just survive.Read More
I had the first mini breakthrough of my PhD last month! I've been working with flowers of Pterostylis longifolia, a common, multi-flowered greenhood which flowers during winter in the wetter forests of south-eastern Australia. I've been 'presenting' the flowers in various locations around the country-side, a method known as 'baiting', hoping to attract pollinators to the flowers...and it worked!
Take a look at the video below...can you guess what's happening?Read More