Friday, 8 July 2011
To the untrained eye, this may look like a mound to dirt in some grass. But it's actually something pretty amazing - a thriving ant hill in the meadow (but on the far, far side away from the houses, so Eastway residents, you have nothing to fear).
When the grass was being regularly mown, this healthy colony wouldn't have stood a chance. But thanks to the meadow, insects are starting to thrive in the area. Although ants aren't everyone's cup of tea, they're a tasty treat for birds. So having more of them around means it won't be long before our feathered friends start setting up homes in the area. So that's great news - even for those of us firmly in the anti-ant camp. Stay tuned for bird song in 2012...