First Hike of 2022

The year has started out on a positive note.  On our first hike of 2022 we saw several ant nests.

Getting closer…

we saw Veromessor pergandei workers actively foraging. The ants were carrying grass seeds.

These are such beautiful ants.

The middens appear to be mostly one type of grass.

This is a new hiking trail for me and I hope to return to it over the year to see how the ant nests progress (and carry my camera instead of just my phone).

Did you see any ants today? What kind?

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