Wood Ants up in the air!

In New Parks there is an 8 foot high wooden post in a sunny glade. Wood Ants (Formica rufa) were observed climbing up carrying nest material, so Roger Plant devised a cunning technique to successfully obtain a photograph of the top of the post. We know that these ants often centre their nest on a dead log – but this pole is a bit ambitious! We shall have to see how the nest develops.

Wood Ants taking nesting material up the pole, 3 May 2017 ©Graham Hill

Roger Plant photographing Wood Ants on the post, 3 May 2017

Wood Ants on top of the pole with nesting material ©Roger Plant

 

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