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Wings Fall 2018 Xerces SocietyWings: Essays on Invertebrate Conservation is published twice per year in the spring and fall. Each issue features spectacular photos by leading photographers and articles by well-respected scientists and conservationists. Join Xerces today to receive a copy of the latest issue!

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Contents of the Fall 2018 issue:

There are many threats to the invertebrates with which we share this planet. Habitat loss, disease, and pesticide use are immediate risks, but overlaying everything is climate change, the consequences of which may unravel the fabric of our environment.

Conservation in a Changing World, by Scott Hoffman Black. Page 3.

A Shifting Climate Creates Winners and Losers, by Scott Hoffman Black. Climate change reveals itself in many ways, including colder winters, more extreme storms, and hotter summers. It will have a similarly varied range of effects on insect populations. Page 5.

Are Freshwater Mussels in Hot Water? by Emelie Blevins. Nine out of ten people live within six miles of a lake or river. Human demands on water resources add to the pressures that face aquatic animals as they endure the environmental stresses brought about by climate change. Page 11.

Mitigating the Effects of Heat on Urban Pollinators, by Angela Laws. Although the warming climate is likely to exacerbate the “heat island” effect in towns and cities, urban environments can be modified to help pollinator communities be more climate-resilient. Page 16.

Staff Profile. Meet Angela Laws, monarch and pollinator ecologist. Page 21.

Conservation Spotlight. Remembering the life and work of monarch advocate Lincoln Brower. Page 22.

Invertebrate Notes. A roundup of recent research and events. Page 24.

Xerces News. Updates on Xerces Society projects and successes. Page 26.



Xerces September 2018 Donor NewsletterAn update is published twice yearly and includes updates on Xerces Society projects and highlights current conservation efforts.

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