Mound ants are found in eastern and southern North America. They are originally from Europe, but were brought to North America with the settlers. They build their nests below cracks in the sidewalk or in stone covered areas. They do not like intruders and will attack other ants (or any species, including human) that bother their nests. They are often found hovering near tubular flowers collecting nectar. They are scavengers and will eat anything they can find, including plant materials like pollen, nectar and sap. Mound ants start as tiny worm-like larvae, grow larger and larger and finally pupate and go through a metamorphosis into their adult form. They go through a “complete metamorphosis.
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Activities that Bridge Outdoor Exploration with Classroom Science
The activities in Wild Science will integrate outdoor exploration with the understanding and appreciation of science and environmental issues.
Using Wild Science as a guide, we invite you to rediscover your sense of wonder about the natural world and share it with the children you know.
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