If you are surprised to find out how little we really know of fireflies in Singapore, you are not alone. Get your quick crash course on Singapore’s fireflies here.
Here's a little infograph on how much we know about our fireflies in Singapore.
(This is a book review by the Entomologist Lounge) “Rarely does a single book alter the course of history, but Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring did exactly that,” reads the flyleaf of the front cover. This is the book that single-handedly brought together: A congressional hearing under orders of President John F. Kennedy The establishment of … Continue reading “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson
Tucked away inside an unassuming building right on the fringe of The Hague city, there is an aquaponic farm that produces 45 tonnes of fresh produce a year through its rooftop greenhouse, and 19 tonnes of fish a year through a fish farm right underneath the greenhouse. This is where urbanisation, sustainability and agriculture coexist, in … Continue reading Growing sustainable food close to home
(This is a book review by the Entomologist Lounge) There is so much about the author as it is about the book. Dr Gilbert Waldbauer is a Professor Emeritus of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. Waldbauer writes many books post-retirement, with his aim to popularise entomology and to make it … Continue reading “Insights from Insects: What Bad Bugs Can Teach Us” by Gilbert Waldbauer
If you are a gardener by hobby and a nature enthusiast by heart, chances are that you are already familiar with the concept of insect hotels (also known as bee hotels). Offering a sanctuary to beneficial insects, especially pollinators, insect hotels are considered to be the urban solution to declining population of beneficial insects in … Continue reading Insect Hotels: A Refuge or a Fad?