Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants
Exhibit presented by Bassett Furniture Industries
Exhibit open April 26 - July 5, 2014
Small yet abundant, with complex and wildly diverse lifestyles, ants are everywhere, living lives mostly hidden from our view. What if we could see into their world . . . on their level? What would we learn? What parallels could we draw between them and us. Now, with the aid of a macro lens and the insights of ant expert and photographer Dr. Mark Moffett, SITES and the Smithsonian ’s National Museum of Natural History present the world of ants.
Moffett’s stunning macro photographs tell incredible stories about the lives of ants—hunting, communicating, dealing with disease and agriculture—and chronicle the work of entomologists in the field. This science-based exhibit includes a live ant colony and hands-on models that will awe both adults and children.