Conservation

1. Uncountable noun
Conservation is saving and protecting the environment. - Collins English Dictionary.

Perhaps it's because I am a Pisces, but as a child I was born fascinated by the ocean, in particular the Great Barrier Reef. However, unable to afford a return ticket to Australia, I quickly began to appreciate my natural environment closer to home. Many years later and I still continue to learn something new about our Earth's flora and fauna.

September 17, 2017

This amazing plant is called a Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera). Unsurprisingly, this orchid gets its name from its main pollinator, the bee, which has thought to have driven the evolution of these flowers. 

But why is this orchid in disguise? To attract the pollinating bees, the plant has evolved bee-like flowers, which the bees are naturally attracted to. Bees fly in thinking that they are about to get lucky and attempt a mating....

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I'm Stephanie, a passionate environmentalist and full time environment advisor with an aim to inspire others to learn more about the world around them and make some sustainable lifestyle changes.

 

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