Squirrel Sketch

If you live on the East Coast, I bet you encountered at least one eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) during your regular comings and goings [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:58+00:00 July 28th, 2014|

The Rise of CHARLANTA

Very occasionally, the opportunity arises for a group of people to decide where and how to build a city. In 1792 the legislators of North [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:58+00:00 July 23rd, 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+00:00 July 6th, 2014|

Hot in the ‘Hood

When we build our cities with cement and asphalt, they trap heat. This trapped heat warms our cities, as much, in some cases, as global [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:03+00:00 June 26th, 2014|

I Am Mouse, Hear Me Roar

When Paul showed up at work with that coffee can full of mice babies, I knew I was perched on the zenith of the best [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:04+00:00 June 23rd, 2014|

The Birth of a Zombie Wasp

Graduate student Emily Meineke had one of those ‘OH S&^%!’ moments while in the lab the other day. Best part is she caught it on [...]

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

CSI: New York, Lead

Sometimes we discover things that we don't yet understand. We like to share those findings with you, even before we make sense of them. Here [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:06+00:00 May 12th, 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+00:00 March 27th, 2014|

Big City Social Life

As urbanization spreads and city structures replace many social insect colonies' natural habitats, these insects still manage to survive—and even thrive. The secret to their [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:09+00:00 February 25th, 2014|