26 Jun '12, 4pm

Help declining ladybug populations with a textile "nest" that blends easily into urban environments

Help declining ladybug populations with a textile "nest" that blends easily into urban environments

receive most of the buzz for disappearing en masse, so it may come as a surprise that ladybugs are doing a vanishing act of their own, as well. Once a ubiquitous sight, the pest-feasting beetles are facing sharp declines across North America, with some varieties virtually nonexistent west of the Mississippi. After watching similar stories unfold in Belgium, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom—where seven of eight native species have dropped off in dangerously large numbers—Catherine Verpoort of Central Saint Martins leaped into action, designing a “textile landscape” to help ladybug populations thrive even in the harshest of urban environments.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/urban-ladybug-kit-uses-textiles-...

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