From ants to bees to birds, animals cross vast and often unknown territories to reach food and breeding grounds. A new book looks at their extraordinary wayfinding skills
THERE seems to be no limit to the resourcefulness with which insects, birds, fish and mammals navigate their way through the world.
Consider the desert ant. After meandering hundreds of metres from its nest, the ant manages to scuttle home in a straight line across unfamiliar ground. Honeybees use an internal clock and sensitivity to polarised light to remember the location of food, communicating it to their hive through their famous waggle dance. And there is the Arctic tern, taking a round trip from the …
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