Sunday, September 13, 2009

Swarming like...ants

I saw this ant swarm this morning while tending our goats. As fate would have it, the swarm happened on a weekend when both kids were helping me, so we all stood in awe watching the drones fly off. Four hours later, there wasn't a sign of an ant.



That's the Willow's mud boot behind the stump (can't see her in this photo) so you get an idea how large the swarm was.

2 comments:

~Tonia said...

Looks like something out of a scary movie!! lol But cool to see!! I have family in Louisiana and would go visit when I was a kid. The Fire ants always interested me.. Rather dangerous to stir those things up though..

Anonymous said...

We have seen fire ants here!! Awful! I think it was cold enough last winter to knock them back. The first thing I did was look to see if they were fire ants and they weren't...there were little tiny red ants and then larger black winged ones. I am guessing they were red ants and the larger drones were black (but still "red ants")...they weren't carpenter ants, either...so many types of ants I can't even try to identify them properly other than eliminate what they weren't! LOL. Tree