A Sting in the Tale

A Sting in the Tale

My Adventures With Bumblebees

Book - 2014
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Tales of a child's fascination with nature are interspersed with the author's lifelong research into the habits, history, and importance of bumblebees and his quest to reintroduce the short-haired bumblebee into its native land.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Picador, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250070975
125007097X
Branch Call Number: Science & Nature 595.799 Gou

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Batzlb1
Aug 18, 2015

Informative book regarding status of the wild bumblebees worldwide. Area of focus: Europe. Take away: support bumblebees by planting Viper's bugloss and red clover.

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nsystems
Mar 16, 2015

The author is the founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. His book was a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize, the UK's most prestigious non-fiction award.

He tells us a lot about various species of bumblebees. The book also shed some light on the natural history of honeybees, so I may read it again. Well done!

ChristchurchLib Aug 13, 2014

Biologist Dave Goulson's childhood in rural Shropshire inspired a lifelong passion for nature -- especially insects. Falling in love with the humble bumblebee, Goulson established the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, dedicated to studying and protecting this "most gentle and friendly of insects." In addition to describing the biology, behavior, and life cycle of the numerous species of the tribe Bombini, he also recounts his attempts to reintroduce the once-common English short-haired bumblebee to the United Kingdom by importing a colony from New Zealand. As much a naturalist's memoir as it is a natural history of the bumblebee, this engaging and richly detailed book will delight fans of these fuzzy, buzzing pollinators. Nature and Science Newsletter August 2014.

ChristchurchLib Aug 13, 2014

Biologist Dave Goulson's childhood in rural Shropshire inspired a lifelong passion for nature -- especially insects. Falling in love with the humble bumblebee, Goulson established the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, dedicated to studying and protecting this "most gentle and friendly of insects." In addition to describing the biology, behavior, and life cycle of the numerous species of the tribe Bombini, he also recounts his attempts to reintroduce the once-common English short-haired bumblebee to the United Kingdom by importing a colony from New Zealand. As much a naturalist's memoir as it is a natural history of the bumblebee, this engaging and richly detailed book will delight fans of these fuzzy, buzzing pollinators. Nature and Science Newsletter August 2014.

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