Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Leila Nilipour

Leila Nilipour is a bilingual storyteller based in Panama City. 

Accidental Slingshot Wound to a Tree Reveals Unexpected Ant Behavior

Despite significant movement restrictions during the first wave of the pandemic in Panama City, a group of curious high school students roamed their neighborhood drilling holes into Cecropia trees and documenting how Azteca alfari ants responded to damage to their host plant.