Sunday, July 20, 2014

ant nursery

There has been a very marked increase in the number of ant hills in the meadows. I accidentally disturbed the very top of this hill. The eggs must have been very close to the surface which seems strange unless the ants are trying to control the temperature because of the recent hot weather. The eggs were quickly taken back under cover by their nursemaids.

1 comment:

Rambler said...

That photo took me back years! As a child, I would search out ants' nests and take some of the eggs as a treat for my goldfish. He loved them and would gobble them up appreciatively, waggling his whole body in bliss. (Or so it seemed to me at the time!)
These days, I leave well alone.