The Poetry of Science

Episode 4: The Dance of the Dung Beetle

July 1, 2019

Recent research has shown how dung beetles use the sun, the wind, and even the stars to navigate. Join me for a poetic investigation into the internal compasses of these fascinating insects.


Read this episode’s science poem here.

Read the scientific study that inspired it here.

Read ‘Dung Beetles Navigate by Starlight’ by Dr Sarah Watkinson here.

Buy Sarah’s chapbook here.


Music by Rufus Beckett.


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