In a recent report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, scientists say most native species have experienced at least a 20 percent loss in overall abundance due to habitat loss since the 1900s. Read more


Encountering a large bee in your garden can sometimes feel like a harrowing experience. For the vast majority of situations, however, bees and wasps are not to be feared and, in fact, have very little interest in humans at all. Read more


The book in the latest in a series of pocket-sized field guides to the plants and animals of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read more


Insects and flowers go back—way back. Flowering plants, scientifically known as angiosperms, are believed to have fully emerged around 140 million years ago. Read more