Ant
Tracks and Sign

 

 

 

Ants

Ants are common just about everywhere. In my area, thatch ants, carpenter ants, and harvester ants are seen frequently. Here are some tracks and signs to look for.
 
ant nest with entrance

This active ant nest was located in a well-used athletic field where the grass was trampled down. The ants were harvesting grass seeds and bringing them back to the nest. The hulls accummulate around the entrance, making a mound over time.

 
ant nest opening close up
This is the entrance to the mound above. The nest is located in the soil below and this entrance is busy with constant activity as the ants come and go.
 
ant trail and tunnel
This oddly-shaped tunnel was exposed on a trail. The ants had been rebuilding it after an animal stepped on it, collapsing the tunnel. The sorted particles you can see around it are from the ants placing them there.
 
 
 
 

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