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Wings of Change

You may have noticed a small white butterfly flittering through your garden, bouncing across your path while on your bike or spiraling around the side [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:55+00:00September 16th, 2014|

Ant Picnic in the Amazon

This summer we had the unforgettable experience of doing science with elementary school children in a remote Amazonian river village. We arrived by boat, accompanied [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:57+00:00August 11th, 2014|

Insects Headline Art of Science Exhibit

Science is boring. Art is Stupid. Prove us wrong. These are the words that launched the annual Art of Science exhibition at Princeton University. The [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:58+00:00July 22nd, 2014|

Nature in NSF’s Backyard

2014 marks the 3rd consecutive year that a pair of black vultures (Coragyps atratus) have chosen the roof of the National Science Foundation to raise [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:58+00:00July 15th, 2014|

Democratizing the Study of Ants

Across the world, ants are among the first animals children learn to recognize. They are diverse, abundant, and ecologically important from the tops of canopy [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:03+00:00July 7th, 2014|

Celebrating Native Bees

As you were enjoying celebrations this July 4th weekend, you may have noticed many bees flying around your yard or neighborhood park, pollinating flowers and [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:03+00:00July 6th, 2014|

My Favorite Actor

I’ve seen some incredible organisms over the years, but one of my favorite critters is the eastern hognose snake (Heterodon platirhinos), a stocky snake found [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:03+00:00June 30th, 2014|

Meet Your Muddy Microbes!

Check out this exciting citizen science opportunity coming up at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on June 5! Have you ever wondered what gives [...]

By |2015-01-12T16:05:32+00:00May 28th, 2014|

Where Does Our Trash Go?

Each day we throw away our trash, but once it leaves our hands, where does it go? Last semester, Rob Dunn's Community Ecology of Humans [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:06+00:00May 21st, 2014|

Your House is Full of Flies

Today we have a guest post from Dr. Michelle Trautwein, the investigator-in-chief for the Arthropods of Our Homes project. Two years have gone by since [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:06+00:00May 13th, 2014|

The Wild Life of Chimpanzee Nests

We share a lot with you, dear readers. Some might say too much (ahem, the plight of our own armpit bacteria, for example). Yet believe [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:08+00:00April 15th, 2014|

Backyard Bees

**Entomology graduate student April Hamblin will be studying bees in backyards across Raleigh this summer, and she's looking for folks to volunteer their yards as [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:08+00:00March 27th, 2014|