If you live in the North, you might be wishing for an ant sighting about now. The grass is brown and the trees have shed their leaves.
I had to check it out, of course.
The tree is flowering.
It isn't pollen on the ground. Instead, it is a layer of dropped flowers.
And another, each with an entrance hole in the center. There are eight or nine bright green clumps in all.
It seemed likely they are ant nests.
Can you spot it? Yes, an ant!
Seeing some ants at work in January? That is an unexpected bounty for me.
Have you ever seen Tetramorium gather flowers or other plant material?