Cover Photo: A black and white illustration of an antlion's life cycle—a large sand pit in the center, surrounded by trees and vegetation in the background. In the foreground is a large adult antlion and a dragonfly in flight. There are also smaller antlions at the bottom of the sand pit.
Le Magasin Pittoresque/Wikimedia Commons

Studying the Antlion Taught Me How to Be Human

As a behavioral ecologist, I was asking of the natural world the very questions I was too scared to ask of myself and those around me.



Ambika Kamath is a writer and biologist, currently based in Boulder, Colorado. She is working on a book that reimagines how we study the evolution of animal behavior.