Wisdom from the lowly ant

August 8, 2013 at 7:31 am in Lake County News-Chronicle

August is the month when we often find unwelcome visitors in our homes. Usually concentrated in the kitchen, ant patrols come indoors in their seemingly perpetual search for food, especially sweets. Being social insects like bees and wasps, ants live in colonies and send out foragers to bring back food to the colony. Ant colonies have divisions of labor, communication systems, and an uncanny ability to solve problems. Such behavior has not gone unnoticed by human cultures. Continue Reading