Monthly Archives: December 2020

Plantlife – Road Verge Campaign Success

Plantlife – “With many mowers kept away during the Spring lockdown, lots of road verges were allowed the chance to burst into flower. This delightful show of the botanical potential of verges on our doorsteps inspired and encouraged many more people to lobby your councils to change verge management regimes for the better… “

https://plantlife.love-wildflowers.org.uk/roadvergecampaign

“Honeybees can calculate probability…”

New Scientist article 2nd Sept 2020 :- “Honeybees can calculate probability, but it seems they don’t use it the same way we tend to… ” Bees “… matched the proportion of visits with the probability of getting sweet water, so for flowers with 66 per cent odds of sugar, they visited them roughly two-thirds of the time. This is known as probability matching…”

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2253394-honeybees-are-able-to-calculate-probability-and-use-it-to-find-food/