Lindsay Brindley (Master of Arts) Curriculum and Instruction
Adjunct Professor, LSSU
Grant Leader, LSSU Department of Education
Curriculum Consultant, EUPISD
TAKING TO THE AIR
As the early June sun begins to set over a calm river in Central Hungary,
masses of ghostly shapes emerge from their larval cases to take to the air
for the first time. They are mayflies and in a spectacular display,
thousands of them demonstrate how the very first wings were used.
From the stunning aerobatics of hoverflies in an Endlish garden to the mass
migration of purple crow butterflies in the valleys of Taiwan, this episode
tells the tale of the first animals ever to take to the air. Unique footage
reveals the lightning fast reactions of bluebottles and hoverflies, filmed
with one of the world's fastest cameras, and David Attenborough handles the
world's largest (and perhaps most ferocious) insect - the Titan beetle.