In the crop fields of Argentina, bees have been building nests for their young out of some strange materials. For the first time, scientists have found bee nests made entirely out of plastic waste. A lot of plastic in the form of packaging comes into farms, and often makes its way into the landscape. The world is changing, and wildlife is having to adapt – but whether they can adapt fast enough to keep up with human impact is still up for debate.
Researchers from Argentina’s National Agricultural Technology Institute discovered the plastic nests as part of their research into chicory pollinators.
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