“Gears are not the only mechanical solutions that were long thought to be unique to human engineering and then found to have been mastered by evolution [the plant hopper Issus coleoptratus has rounded joints that connect its hind legs with a series of tiny intermeshing teeth like cogs]. The screw-and-nut system is another example … in the legs of a weevil beetle. … Honeybees ‘couple the movement of both wings to stabilize their flight by using pegs … like Velcro.'” (http://www.nature.com/news/insect-leg-cogs-a-first-in-animal-kingdom-1.13723)
(Human) Narcissity is Mother Nature’s invention.
“There is a fear that if the [leaf miner] insect damages the foliage and weakens the [horse chestnut] tree sufficiently, it may reduce the trees’ resistance to disease, therefore they could suffer more from the bleeding canker disease.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23490686)
Keep your hands off my bleeding conkers (Exhibitionism).
“The Woodland Trust in Wales (Coed Cadw) … is offering farmers and other landowners “pollinator packs” of 210 native trees specially selected to provide a food source for [bees and other pollinators].” (http://www.woodlandtrust.presscentre.com/News-Releases/Isn-t-it-funny-how-bees-like-trees-f06.aspx)
No need to import bees (Aliens); grow your own. #BzzzzZZZZ#
“With the decline in pollinating insects in recent years, food producers are increasingly reliant upon imported bees.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23347867)
Please rush me a pint of your finest bees. I enclose a stamped, addressed jar. #BzzzZZZZzz#
Anyone for a cartoon?