Episode 60: Robins Hunt Earthworms and Bees Need Diversity

 

Have you ever watched robins pulling earthworms out of the ground and wondered, “How do they manage to do that?” Daniel looks into it and discovers that birds are using various senses to hunt down worms and pluck them from their tiny tunnels with pinpoint accuracy.

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Bees are in trouble, and the threats they face are numerous. Casey introduces us to two main culprits – the lack of floral diversity on farms and the overreliance on pesticides. Organic agriculture and moving away from monocultures can help.

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This episode aired on Radio Boise in May 2019 and featured music by Toy Zoo.

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