Tag: colonies

April 27, 2020

Imperiled mountain plovers use prairie dog colony edges

In Wyoming’s Thunder Basin National Grassland, imperiled mountain plovers choose nesting habitats on the edges of black-tailed prairie dog colonies, researchers found. The grassland plover species is known to nest...

July 9, 2018

City bumblebees fare better than those on farms

Bumblebees that live in cities and villages seem to be faring better than bumblebees using agricultural fields as habitat, according to new research. To determine how the bees were faring...

December 14, 2017

Puffins with longer migrations have trouble breeding

With their bright beaks and crescent-shaped eyes, puffins are adored by animal lovers, but the pint-sized seabirds have been something of a mystery to scientists. GPS trackers have been too...