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Contents of the Spring 2015 issue:
This issue of Wings looks at roads, which are ubiquitous in the modern landscape. The three articles examine some of the consequences, good and bad, they carry for insects and other invertebrates.
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- Advocacy and Collaboration on Behalf of Invertebrate Conservation, by Scott Hoffman Black.
- Pollinator Conservation at Sixty Miles an Hour, by Jennifer Hopwood and Matthew Shepherd. More than 17 million acres of roadsides that stretch across U.S. landscapes. Managed with care, these can provide habitat for bees, butterflies, and other wildlife.
- Blue Highways, Green Rockworms, Golden Stoneflies, by Celeste Searles Mazzacano. Rainfall and snowmelt flowing off roads into rivers and streams often have negative impacts on aquativc invertebrates, but those effects can be mitigated.
- The Butterfly and the Road Grader, by Scott Hoffman Black. Maintenance on rural roads in Yamhill County, Oregon, has been changed to accomodate the needs of an endangered butterfly and its caterpillar host plant, which is also protected.
- Conservation Spotlight: The Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership is becoming a model project for collaboration to address the needs of pollinators in urbanized landscapes.
- Invertebrate Notes: A roundup of new books and recent research.
- Staff Profile: Meet Jennifer Hopwood, our senior pollinator conservation specialist for the Midwest.
- Xerces News: Updates on Xerces Society projects and successes.