Tag: ants

How to make a giant aluminum ants’ nest

Details about that amazing aluminum nest cast photo that is making the rounds. It’s SCIENCE!

Crowd-sourcing Ant Science

Earlier this week, the internets were buzzing with a claim that Kickstarter is funding more projects than the National Endowment for the Arts.  It turns out that may not be strictly true, but it certainly […]

Lord of the Ants

When I first heard the title of this television show, my first thought was that it would involve a dancing E. O. Wilson in tights. Sadly, no. Or, maybe that’s a good thing–you tell me.  […]

School of Ants

I love citizen science projects, and this one looks like a great project for teachers! The School of Ants project is a citizen-scientist driven study of the ants that live in urban areas, particularly around […]

Bad Roamin’ Ants (Lady Gaga)

Given that we found out yesterday that the inventor of the Ant Farm passed away Wednesday, it seemed like a good time to post this very fun Lady Gaga cover of Telephone: Native Ants.  An […]

Caught in the Bug Net: 1.31.10

Things are rather dramatic* in my life right now, so how about a little linkage? You know how I love Taxonomy FAIL, and Roberto finds a doosy: Exxon Photoshoppage Fail Spiders weave a giant tapestry! […]


In late August, I thought things would slow down for me in September. Clearly, I was incorrect. Oh well.  Here’s what I’ve been doing for the last couple of months: Getting more people in on […]

Ant Protesters!

I spent yesterday afternoon chasing mute swans around in 2 foot deep snow, on a frozen pond, in waders, with a giant net on a pole. It was not an easy task. Big props to […]

International Rock Flipping Day Results

We had an absolutely lovely day for rock flipping today–I started with a bit of fence repair and garden cleanup.  Here’s the view over the back fence toward our house–I planted hyacinth beans this year […]