Friday, August 9, 2013
Leaf Cutter Ants
As I have pointed out in the past, leaf cutter ants do not actually eat the leaves. They feed leaves to a fungus underground, and the ants eat the fungus. The ants know which types of leaves the fungus prefers.
Who knew that fungi were picky eaters?
And speaking of animals, yesterday there was an article about Costa Rica on the front page of the U.S. edition of CNN website, which is unusual indeed. It was a news report of a plan by the government in Costa Rica to outlaw all zoos. The environmental miniserr said that no animals should br confined in cages and should be observed in heir natural habitats. Years ago Costa Rica banned circuses that include animal acts.
This week we are showing photos from Waterford, Ireland, the home of Waterford Crystal, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.