Weird and Wonderful Invertebrates

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October 27, 2022

In anticipation of Halloween, we’re taking a moment to appreciate the weird and wonderful traits of invertebrates, like this parasitoid wasp, Megarhyssa atrata. They’ve inspired legends new and old around the world, in addition to being indispensable members of our wild and agricultural ecosystems.

We’re proud to play a role in the story of these animals. We hope you enjoy a look back at milestones we’ve achieved in the newly released annual report, below, thanks to your continued support.

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2021-2022 Annual Report

We’re proud to share the Xerces Society’s 2021-2022 annual report, which highlights some of our top achievements from the last year.

We’re tracking the magic of fireflies, celebrating 10 years of Bee City USA, and contributing to the successful legal protection of insects. A financial report is also included.  Learn More

Spooky Season: Weird and Wonderful Invertebrates

With millions of invertebrates on Earth – more than 97 percent of the world’s animal species – we’re never far from inspiration for spooky season at the Xerces Society.

This Halloween, we’ve shared staff favorites for wonderful, weird and even legendary invertebrates. Whether they skitter, dig, slurp or click, each of these incredible creatures plays an important role in our ecosystems. Perhaps they’ll even play a role in your last-minute costume ideas. (We can’t say we’ve never tried it.) Read More

Santa Fe Habitat Kit Program: Creating Community and Habitat in the High Desert

Pollinator habitat is making a comeback in Santa Fe. The Xerces Santa Fe Pollinator Habitat Kit Program provides native, drought-tolerant pollinator plants at no cost to residents and organizations in the city.

Participants are saying their newfound connection to nature has transformed their outlook on their environment and community. Read More

Upcoming Events

Back by popular demand, residents of the Northeast can join Xerces’ Farming with Soil Life Short Course, offered online this November 9. 

Then on November 10, We Need to Talk About Honey Bees. For many people, pollinator conservation is synonymous with the honey bee and beekeeping, but the story is bigger than that. Join Xerces’ Rich Hatfield for an honest conversation about the unseen consequences that a focus on honey bees can have, and how we can focus our actions in ways that will create positive change, for all pollinators. Learn More

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Banner photo: Christina Butler, Flickr

Body photo: Kaitlin Haase, XS

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