Just like honey bees, ground-nesting bees are important pollinators. Digger bees you may not have heard of include sweat bees, mason bees, and miner bees. These solitary bees nest in the ground, so many people don't know that they exist!
In nature buzz week 17 2021: Przewalski wild horses in Chernobyl, DCs for bees in Ireland, plastic-eating microbes, and new pumpkin toadlet discovered in Brazil.
In Nature Buzz Week 15 2021 Walmart's new policy to save the bees, Queen bee pheromones, rare greater one-horned rhino populations rebound, new frog species in the Amazon, and fossilized beetle poop.
In Nature Buzz Week 13 2021 we learn about a 100-million-year-old nest, ants in social isolation, recovering humpback whale populations, increasing grizzly bear territory in the US, and monkey "defence contracts."
In Nature Buzz Week 13 2021 we learn about bee poop, cross-breeding sea turtles, Bald Eagle population growth, Montana's new Pollinator Protection Act, and landmine hunting bees.