• Question: what made you want to learn about your species?

    Asked by sienna to Pill Millipede, Fen Raft Spider, Canada Goose, Beaver on 11 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Canada Goose

      Canada Goose answered on 11 Nov 2017:

      Canada geese are pretty much everywhere, and pretty much any one will see one. As a species to get people engaged with, they are very accessible. The fact that Canada geese are so numerous, but we are also not fully aware of the impact of these geese on the environment.

    • Photo: Fen Raft Spider

      Fen Raft Spider answered on 12 Nov 2017:

      The fen raft spider is endangered here in the UK.. There are only a few populations left, and despite the fact that people have tried to improve the habitat where they live, these raft spiders are still not doing very well. Knowing that there was an amazing spider here that we might lose if we aren’t careful is what made me want to learn about them

    • Photo: Pill Millipede

      Pill Millipede answered on 13 Nov 2017:

      With an interesting diversity of habitats and a range of morphological variance, there is still a lot to discover about the understudied group of millipedes. This is what attracted me to study them for my undergraduate dissertation since then I have studied them as a volunteer with an interest in soil biodiversity.