Friday, August 20, 2010

Garden Wildlife

I moved Cherub's paddling pool and discovered the ants had built a nest underneath. There were hundreds (or thousands!) of eggs - by the time I thought to get the camera the ants had already hidden a good proportion of them.

Here are some ants busily carrying eggs down a hole in the bottom left corner of the picture.

Cuter and more furry than the ants were our little visitors from playgroup, who were playing hard to get in their tunnel on the one occasion I remembered the camera.


PixieMum said...

We went on a walk today with our church walking group during which we discovered a huge ants nest. It looked like a huge cairn of grass with ants scurrying around.

The bossiest and toughest of the group was positively screechy and urged us all to pass it quickly and get away! Although I don't like them it was interesting to see the two foot high mound.

Must go to bed, have stayed up to wait for the water to come back on, there has been problems again at pumping station. Ian had filled buckets from our water butts for the loos and we had opened one of our large bottles of water. Second time in a couple of months.

Missus Wookie said...

Very interesting, used to have gps a long time ago. Lots of ants here although I think I've finally convinced them to be garden wildlife rather than kitchen.