Wings Magazine & Newsletter

Wings: 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 Spring 2018 issue:

Grasslands are among the most threatened habitats; easy to build upon or plow up, they are often the first to go. This issue of Wings looks at the beautiful wildlife that grasslands support, and some of the management problems faced by conservationists.

Can Robobees Solve the Pollination Crisis?, by Eric Lee-Mäder and Scott Hoffman Black. Page 3.

Keeping the Lights Burning: The Status of Fireflies in the United States and Canada, by Candace Fallon. Fireflies, longtime sources of nighttime delight for children, seem to be gradually slipping away as their habitats, particularly wet grasslands, disappear. Page 5.

The Striking Beauty of Oklahoma’s Butterflies, by Ray Moranz. The state of Oklahoma sits near the center of the continental United States, and consequently its prairies and woodlands host a diverse range of butterflies. Page 11.

Ups and Downs of English Chalk Grasslands, by Matthew Shepherd. Think of England, and you may picture rounded hills dotted with sheep. Centuries of grazing have resulted in grasslands that support a great array of plants and butterflies. Page 17.

Conservation Spotlight. Iowa’s Living Roadway Trust Fund helps to conserve the state’s prairie habitat. Page 22.

Invertebrate Notes. A roundup of new books and recent research. Page 23.

Staff Profile. Meet Candace Fallon, an endangered species conservation biologist. Page 25.

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



update thumbnailAn update is published twice yearly and includes updates on Xerces Society projects and highlights current conservation efforts.

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