We’ve always marveled at the strength of the ant, but
despite that, humans would much rather not have them around. The presence of
the carpenter ant in a house usually has the occupant looking for a can of bug
spray to take care of them. Woe is the lowly ant.
But maybe they just haven’t had the right PR person. UVM
Biology Professor Nick Gotelli explains why the ant is vital to our eco-system
and gives us a peak at the 130 species of ants that roam our region. Gotelli is
one of the authors of A Field Guide to the Ants of New England.
Also on the program, we stay within the insect world when we
meet Vermont’s new state
entomologist, Alan Graham.
And we reach into our mailbag to read comments from our