Paperback A buzz in the meadow / Dave Goulson.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London : Vintage Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780099597698 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2014.
In 'A Buzz in the Meadow' Goulson tells the story of how he bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together with 33 acres of surrounding meadow and how, over a decade, he has created a place for his beloved bumblebees to thrive. But other creatures live there too, a myriad insects of every kind, many of them ones that Goulson has studied before in his career as a biologist. You will learn about how a deathwatch beetle finds its mate, about the importance of houseflies, why butterflies have spots on their wings, about dragonfly sex, bed-bugs and wasps. Goulson is brilliant, and very funny, at showing how scientists actually conduct experiments. The book is also a wake-up call, urging us to cherish the protect life on earth in all its forms.
xi, 266 pages ; 20 cm