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First giant hornet nest in U.S. located near B.C.'s southern border

Giant hornets made headlines in early 2020 for the potential devastation they can cause local bee populations. Thanks to the effort of the Washington State Department of Agriculture, a team was able to track individuals to a nest and remove it. Read the full story here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/first-murder-hornet-nest-located-near-b-c-u-s-border

A nest of Asian hornets has been spotted and destroyed in Geneva

With the appearance of Asian hornets in Geneva, experts have been in a race against time to pinpoint the nests of this invasive species. Using Lotek PicoPip tags attached directly to captured insects, a large nest was found and destroyed. Read the full story below: www.rts.ch/info/regions/geneve/11629604-un-nid-de-frelons-asiatiques-a-ete-repere-et-detruit-a-geneve.html

NOTICE REGARDING THE CURRENT OUTBREAK OF COVID-19

Notice regarding the current outbreak of COVID-19 In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak, Lotek has taken the precautionary approach of asking all of its sales and support staff to work remotely.  We are doing our best to ensure all of the orders placed with us are shipped on time…

85 Days of an Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: A PSAT Success Story

Studying species in a marine application is notoriously difficult. Telemetry equipment is up against unpredictable conditions, creating any number of hurdles for a research project that demands product performance in the areas of longevity, data retrieval and sensor reliability and accuracy. Dr. Barbara Block & her team at the Tuna…

Short-Eared Owl Tracking Has Shown Surprising Migration Patterns

With a wide range of open habitat and surprisingly variable movement behaviour, the short-eared owl is proving to be one of the most interesting and mysterious species to study. A significant decline in their population in recent years has prompted the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) to implement a research…

Bighorn sheep surviving and thriving in southern Arizona

Bighorn sheep are thriving in southern Arizona. Now, we are in year six of a 10-year relocation plan. So far, officials say they are right on track. https://kvoa.com/news/local-news/2019/10/07/bighorn-sheep-surviving-and-thriving-in-southern-arizona/?fbclid=IwAR1mKu0Ju8MUnw_2whaTDvEr2MJcd-HYctOzUjOKNR5eXAIDc_lush_tjW8

Charity contribution

The charity that we raised money for is Birds of Poole Harbour. They work to promote conservation and education about Poole Harbour, one of the world’s largest natural harbours which is just down the road from us in Wareham. They’ve also been involved in reintroducing Ospreys to the area and…