Water is a unique compound with particles that stick together in long chains, making it easy for light animals to balance on the surface. The two different elements that make up water are hydrogen and oxygen, and the way … Continued
There are in fact different kinds of spider web, which vary depending on the species. Once you learn to recognise the different patters of web, you will be able to tell which type of spider made it. Orb webs are … Continued
If you plan on exploring the great outdoors of Great Britain this summer, you will likely encounter a variety of different butterflies
After mating with a male, the female black widow does actually eat him – simply because he is the closest highly nutritious meal
Living in a structured society helps insects act as one large organism rather than individuals fending for themselves.
Earthworms don’t have eyes, but they do have light-sensitive cells in their skin that detect changes in brightness.
Be prepared to get all aflutter as we reveal the secrets of some of the most colourful characters in the animal kingdom
Life in the fast lane: Ladybirds may be small but they don’t let that get in the way of flying as fast as a horse and as high as a mountain
It would seem logical for prey species to want to blend in to the background, so it’s surprising that many beetles are adorned in eye-catching colours
Spider silk is one of the strongest fibers and toughest materials found in nature, – it’s even stronger than steel
It appears that some spiders are hairier than others but why is it some spiders need so many hairs covering their bodies and others don’t?
Ladybirds are beetles, members of the family Coccinellidae. They can be found across the world living in woodlands and gardens, where they are particularly welcome for munching on pests such as aphids. Ladybirds display a remarkable array of colours and patterns, as well as some interesting adaptations for avoiding predation…
Honey bees are one of the most important species on the planet, but their future is in jeopardy
Honey bees have their own ingenious method of communicating, enabling them to direct the other members of their colony to food, water or a new place for habitation.
With butterflies in the picture, moths rarely get a look-in, but it’s a common misconception that moths are dreary, drab, and dull.
Colourful, spotted and always hungry, ladybirds are a welcome sight. 1. The most familiar ladybirds are red with black spots, but ladybirds can also be orange and yellow, and there are black, pink, blue, and grey ladybirds too. … Continued
From the genus Ariolimax, there are three species of banana slug; the California banana slug, Pacific banana slug, and the slender banana slug. They are bright yellow in colour and sometimes have a brown spotted appearance, much like a banana.
It’s the perfect time of year to get creative in your garden. We’ve made this short video showing step by step how to make an insect hotel.
Jumping spiders have done the rounds on the internet and captured people’s hearts. Who knew a spider would be so popular?
Meet the cartwheeling spider, otherwise known as Cebrennus rechenbergi Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee! Native to Morocco, this nocturnal spider cartwheels across the desert in a display of skilled gymnastic ability. It is the only species of spider known to move in such a … Continued