Normally the ants around here aren’t much to look at. They crawl out of holes in the ground, go get stuff to eat, and then crawl back in.
There are different colors and sizes of ants, but usually the most important thing to know about ants is that some of them bite.
Don’t get close enough to tempt the ants to crawl on you.
But something changes when it rains around here. The ants get really creative.
They seem to be in competition to see which group of ants can build the best entrance to their house.
I thought I’d post some of the entries so you can decide which one is your favorite.
I think these ants were trying to see how tall they could get their entrance.
But for those ants who might not be able to climb quite so high to get in, these ants created a side door.
Here we have a moat around the entrance. All ready to fill with water. These ants might have cheated though. I’m not sure they created that moat all by themselves.
Now this is getting creative. A funnel entrance. The ants must have to walk in ever descending circles to enter this house.
If the ants ever drag home a giant key they’ll be able to get in here.
And if you want to be a little different you can change up the color and rest your entrance against a rock.
Maybe I ought to taste this one. It looks like they mixed sugar into the dirt.
These ants weren’t taking any chances. If they miss the first entrance, the second one will work for sure.
But this one has got to be my all time favorite.
The pig snout entrance.
I wonder if this little guy gets extra points if he can drop this juniper berry down the most difficult hole.