Two more instalments in the popular and long-running Laboratory With Leaves series of videos about the science that goes on in Wytham Woods have recently been released.
The first of the new videos, launched in May, deals with Oxford researchers’ efforts to record the mechanics of flight, from mighty eagles to tiny finches. The results of this work could ultimately help drones fly safely through cluttered environments.
The second video came out in July and is about bees and the citizen science that is happening at Wytham, in which members of the public are helping researchers understand the remarkable variety of them living in and around the Woods. The people behind Oxford Plan Bee have also been working to put specially-designed bee homes all over the city to help increase numbers of these vital pollinators.