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By Taylor Wildlife, Oct 2 2018 10:51AM

Without wanting to state the obvious - wasps and bees can sting. And although it might feel like they're just out to ruin summer picnics, these stings are intended to work as a defence against predators. Wasps and many bees are boldly striped with colours that act as a warning to predators: don't try to eat me or i'll sting you! Many insect-eating birds and mammals learn to leave these insects along and opt for a less hazardous food option instead.

By Taylor Wildlife, Jul 30 2018 11:00PM

That depends... on how you like to prepare for habitat plots.

Habitat plots are typically carried out at a minimum of 60 random locations on the two most dominant habitats of a site. The idea is to get a snapshot of the grazing pressure on the site, and to discover any trends that may indicate and increase or decrease in habitat quality. Each plot requires surveyors to examine a 2 m x 2 m quadrat which is then split into 50 cm2 subsections. The result is something like this:

The question is, how do you cart around 20+ metres of string without getting in a tangled mess?