Tim Gardiner

The implications of Orthoptera of grazing in arable wilding schemes

In the tenth article of the Wilding for Conservation series, Tim Gardiner and Dorothy Casey demonstrate how orthopteran populations have responded to changes on wilded grassland on former arable land in an attempt to shed light on how effective rewilding former farmland is as a means of increasing biodiversity. “Orthoptera (grasshoppers and crickets) can be

Are Glow-worms disappearing?

Despite its misleading common name, the Glow-worm Lampyris noctiluca is a beeter, a representative of the firefly family, Lampyridae, which contains just two British species. The other, the Lesser Glow-worm Phosphaenus hemipterus, is confined to a small area  centred of Lewes, in East Sussex.

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