This past weekend was BugFest at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. The Your Wild Life team was on-location, chatting with visitors about our various arthropod-themed citizen science projects, including School of Ants, Camel Cricket Census and Meet Your Mites. As a special treat, Dr. Amy Savage led a version of the Ant Picnic experiment in the rain garden of the Nature Research Center.
In addition to showing off live insects and mites, we couldn’t resist asking festival attendees about their experiences with ants and how ant colonies are similar or different to human cities.
Want to hear from the enthusiastic bug lovers of Raleigh and the surrounding areas? Here’s what they had to say: