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The Arthropods' Weekly Bulletin

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Jörn
Patrick

Here you will find personal stories and articles about and from the realm of small beings, told by… the small beings. We let them have their say, all the fireflies, bees, beetles, spiders and many more. You’ll find a new story here about every week. So be sure to check back regularly.

We received a letter from a reader
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Patrick
An angry butterfly has written to us. It’s about a lack of respect for small beings and the failure to preserve nature and our planet.
Konny and the blues — Diary of a 26-legged being
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Patrick
Konny the woodlouse struggles with the challenges of a 26-legged life and talks to a flying visitor about the dangers of climate change.
A song in rustling leaves
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Patrick
To help us understand his world, a eurasian running crab spider has composed a brief poem.
The last refuge
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Patrick
In a world suffering from extreme heat, Mario, the mite, discovers a legendary natural refuge that promises protection and cooling. His journey underlines the urgent need to secure sustainable habitats for all species.
Dance of love — our exclusive interview
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Patrick
Lisa and Linus, two large dragonflies, share their personal mating experiences, often described as a dance, shedding light on the associated challenges and misunderstandings.
Death in the garden
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Patrick
Otto, the earwig, experiences an environment that is becoming increasingly dangerous due to the use of neonicotinoids and confronts the deadly consequences of these insecticides for himself and other insects.
The Spanish crane fly
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Patrick
Is Bavaria the new Barcelona? Mio, the mosquito, experiences climate zones gone astray.
Seasons
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Patrick
Maria experiences how the seasons change and with them the natural balance of her habitat. These changes are gradual and some might only recognise them when it is already too late.
Night at the farmhouse
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Patrick
The human world is exciting and Hugo’s curiosity is simply too great, so every night he sets off on an adventure and risks everything.
Metamorphosis
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Patrick
Change is part of life. And nobody knows that better than a butterfly. A very personal story of evolution and transformation.
Outside the shoe shop
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Patrick
Who spends more money on shoes? A wasp or a spider? When both stop in front of a shoe store, they soon discuss their differences and similarities.
Fabulously red against clichés
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Patrick
There are many prejudices about insects. Bernd, the fire bug says “Don’t believe everything you hear!”
Unexpected powers
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Patrick
Is life tougher when you’re small? Or do the smallest beings perhaps harbor amazing powers that only a few people would believe they have?
In my web
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Patrick
I am Natalie, the cucumber green spider, and I live hidden in the coniferous forest. I hope that people will recognize the art of my webs and my true beauty.
Upward bound
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Jörn
Patrick
I, Helga Hummel, am relocating again in this rapidly changing world, in search of a new home and the sweet nectar of mountain flowers.
Dating site
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Jörn
Patrick
Gabriel Glowworm is doubtful about modern dating sites and reflects wistfully on the days when a simple glow was enough to find love.
The festival of lights
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Jörn
Patrick
I, Max the moth, tell you about my night-time adventures and the fascinating but dangerous attraction of light.