About Eleanor Spicer Rice

Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice loves all insects, but is particularly fascinated by ants. She studied the behavior and interactions of two invasive ant species, the Argentine ant and the Asian needle ant, to earn her Ph.D. in Entomology from North Carolina State University. Ever since she was a little girl exploring the swamps and woods around her hometown of Goldsboro, NC, Eleanor has had a boundless curiosity for the natural world. When she’s not turning over logs and or poking at the cob-webby corners of her basement in pursuit of a six-legged critter, Dr. Eleanor is sharing her passion about entomology through her writing. She’s the author of Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants and is the “Roar” in the science-art blog Buzz Hoot Roar. Follow her on Twitter at @verdanteleanor.

I Am Mouse, Hear Me Roar

When Paul showed up at work with that coffee can full of mice babies, I knew I was perched on the zenith of the best [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:04+00:00 June 23rd, 2014|

Big City Social Life

As urbanization spreads and city structures replace many social insect colonies' natural habitats, these insects still manage to survive—and even thrive. The secret to their [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:09+00:00 February 25th, 2014|

How to Beat Flooding, Ant-style

With unpredictable weather patterns resulting in monsoon-like storms and as warming seas swell, swallowing shorelines, more and more folks find themselves underwater or sinking fast. [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:10+00:00 February 19th, 2014|