Biology News
France shelves controversial Nantes airport project - RFI

But environmentalists argued that the area had unique flora and fauna and that the new airport was unnecessary given relatively light traffic at the existing terminal 30 kilometres (19 miles) away. The project's cost, estimated at 730 million euros ... - English - (press release)

Simon Meehan takes home top prize for biology project at BT Young Scientist 2018 -
Simon Meehan, a 15-year-old transition-year student from Coláiste Choilm in Co Cork, was awarded the perpetual trophy at this year's BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Coláiste Choilm student Simon Meehan took home the top prize from the ...

Botanical garden to keep biodiversity safe - The Hindu

The Hindu
The M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) has re-branded its botanical garden at Puthoorvayal in Wayanad to a biodiversity heritage centre as part of expanding the scope of the facility. The project, inaugurated by M.I. Shanavas, MP, at ...

A Backyard Mini-project: Airborne Fungi

Sunnyvale - United States

Article by Bill Dembowski on culturing microorganisms, with photographs of the resulting moulds on the culture medium and under the microscope.

Flickr: Airborne Cats
United States

Photographs of cats in various states of flight.

Mini Pigs
Cayman Islands

Dedicated to the rescue of abused, abandoned, and neglected miniature pigs.

Cognitive Architecture of a Mini-brain: The Honeybee
United States

Abstract of an article by Randolf Menzel and Martin Giurfa examining the extent to which adaptive behaviour in honeybees exceeds elementary forms of learning, and identifying the neural mechanisms involved. [PDF]

Matt Chamberlain's Mini Reef Tank
United States

Details an experience with a mini reef environment.

Backyard Snakes
United States

Introduction to snake life in an average North American backyard. Sections on classification, snake adaptations, identification tips, and venomous species.

What Is a Backyard Breeder?
United States

Describes backyard breeders as individuals who keep a number of dogs and either breed them deliberately or just let them breed with no understanding of or concern about the breed standard, socializing dogs, or maintaining their health.

United States

Allows users from around the world to upload photos, drawings, and descriptions of the natural surroundings where they live, their "backyard."

Mycorrhiza - Backyard Nature

The word "mycorrhiza" is built from classical Greek roots. Myco means "fungus" and rhiza means "root," so the word mycorrhiza literally means "fungus-root." When the hyphae of certain fungi form specialized sheaths around the roots of certain plants, that fungal root-coating is the mycorrhiza.

Hunting for 'Bears' in the Backyard
United States

Illustrated method for finding terrestrial tardigrades, an article from the Microscopy UK web magazine.

Moths in a Connecticut Backyard
United States

Photos of and comments on some of the moths showing up in John Himmelman's yard throughout the seasons, including Eyed Baileya, Lettered Sphinx, and Eastern Tent Caterpillars.