In 2017, the Haddad Lab moved to Kellogg Biological Station where we immediately engaged with the LTER. The LTER has run for three decades, with research at the intersections of basic and applied ecology. Our arrival was timed with renewal of LTER funding and the next phase of our research advances. We are actively building our research program to address issues of ecosystem services provided by bees, ants, and other animals in treatments that vary in land use intensity from conventional corn-soy-wheat agriculture to successional fields to forest. Our new efforts will focus on how animals affect the resilience of ecosystem function as climate and land use change.