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A bridge between worlds

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Laura Marshall

On a former cattle ranch in Texas, the abandoned land is regenerating. The site is host to a number of wild creatures, from otters to feral hogs to Atta texana, the leafcutter ant. These insects farm fungus cultures to feed their larvae, cutting and carrying leaf and plant parts to their nests, which can grow as big as three-story houses, to make up the substrate for the fungus. “We think of nature as exotic nature on the Discovery Channel, but there’s so much out here that we don’t really see,” said Carol LaFayette, artist and associate professor of visualization at Texas A&M...Read full article

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