Finally, I found a swarm. You may not remember or weren’t following me when I participated in Photography 101 (Day 18) offered by the Daily Post. It was a 30 day challenge (weekends off) with a new challenge word each day. Swarm was something I couldn’t find in my archives or that day of the challenge. I alluded to the fact that when I did find a swarm, I would post it. Today is the day.
My younger son and I went on a rock collecting adventure, I feel this need to make 50 valentines day mementos for the 4th graders that I am a teacher’s aide for. I remembered from our previous bike rides along the Mad River that there are many beautiful rocks along its shores. My son and I collected enough rocks for my project. Good thing the forecast is for intense rain for the next 5 days. I have a lot of work ahead of me.
We were on our way back to the car, it was a .5 mile walk from the shoreline, my backpack was full of rocks. My son and I both stopped walking at the same time. We did a double take in the same direction, the dirt was moving! We both gasped and then stuck our noses as close to the action as we could. Ants, everywhere.
I have never seen this variety of ant before, boy were they busy.