The spring flowers are lovely here in Arizona.
The “peanut cactus” flower is a brilliant red-orange.
The ground is covered with mounds of pale pink Mexican primroses.
Can you spot the rover ants that are hiding the photographs?
To celebrate a bout of spring fever, let’s take a look at ants around the Internet.
Although we don’t often think about it, rain from those April showers is a real hazard to insects as this photograph shows.
Now I like ants, but I think this guy, who decorated his car with ants, is taking things a bit far.
Hope you are having a lovely spring.
If you think being an ant photographer is glamorous, guess again.
The crew filming army ants for National Geographic’s Great Migrations series tells it like it is.
And the results of their hard work:
And now I’ll go nurse those Pogonomyrmex stings…
Edit: Now if National Geographic had only included some of the information in this post about the other creatures that depend on army ants for survival.
What’s at the Desert Botanical Garden today?
Ants, of course!
What a perfect way to unwind from a stressful week.