Remember that Pogonomyrmex nest with the shiny black spots around the nest entrances from a few weeks back?
Upon revisiting a few weeks later, the ants are looking better.
They seem to have cleaned up nicely.
Maybe there are a few spots left, but nothing like before.
What are they harvesting today? You probably recognize the beetle elytra, but what is the gray cylinder?
You might need to be from Arizona to recognize it. That is part of a seed pod from a tree with the common name “screwbean mesquite.”
Wonder what they will be up to next time I visit.
What kind of ants do you visit regularly?