The sultry days of summer are upon us. When it is too hot to play or do any work, my favorite pastime is watching ants. Really! I find ants endlessly fascinating.
This year, for some reason ants have taken over my yard. I call it, "The Ant Subdivision." I can spend hours watching them rebuild their mounds, carry food and plant matter into their nests. Every once in awhile I'll see them dragging the body of another insect and then the bodies of their fallen comrades. I imagine the dead are a result of some battle that happened on another part of the yard, far from my curious eyes.