Let’s face it. Insects don’t get a lot of love, although some get more than others.
People plant gardens to attract butterflies. Honey bees are admired as humble, hardworking marvels that help pollinate about 1/3 of what we eat. Their...
Paul Smiths, NY, Apr 11, 2013 — Why do Leaf Cutter Ants cut leaves? Nesting material, food? As Martha Foley and Curt Stager explain, these ants are composting. What they actually eat grows on the rotting leaves. Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Apr 28, 2011 — Wood ant colonies create noticeable hummocks in clearings and fields. The elaborate structures create a temperate micro-climate ideal for protecting larvae, the queen and her workers. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about insect architecture. Go to full article
"Space Ant" farm experiment sent on Columbia. Photo: Spacehab
Feb 03, 2003 — Fowler High School in Syracuse, New York, will observe a moment of silence today. Students at the school had a special relationship with the Columbia and her crew. The students helped design an experiment that sent live harvester ants into orbit. As North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports, the kids say the project helped revitalize their school. Go to full article