Wings: Essays on Invertebrate Conservation is published twice each year for Xerces Society members. Each issue features spectacular photos by leading photographers and articles by well-respected scientists and conservationists. Join Xerces today to receive a copy of the latest issue!
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Contents of the spring 2013 issue: Change
Wings continues to evolve, as we introduce three new features: a conservation spotlight, invertebrate notes, and a staff profile. Fittingly, this issue is dedicated to change, with articles on metamorphosis, citizen scientists monitoring environmental events, and our efforts to protect a rare butterfly in a changing landscape.
This issue can be downloaded as a single PDF file, coming soon!
- Change: Introduction, by Scott Hoffman Black.
- The Wonder of Metamorphosis, by Piotr Naskrecki. The transformation from immature insect to adult may be one of the most remarkable occurrences in nature.
- The Pendulum Swings: Citizen Science and Conservation, by Rich Hatfield. Amateur naturalists have contributed much to our understanding of natural history. Citizen-science projects continue that tradition.
- Saving a Rare Butterfly, Step by Step, by Scott Hoffman Black. Achieving protection for disappearing insects is seldom a quick task. Xerces has been working for a decade to save Taylor’s checkerspot.
- Conservation Spotlight: The University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum.
- Invertebrate Notes: A roundup of new books and recent research.
- Staff Profile: Meet Mace Vaughan, the director of our pollinator conservation program.
- Xerces News: Updates on Xerces Society projects and successes.