dancing ants

August 4, 2010

in Insects and Spiders

Ants Eggs in a Nest on a Lawn   |   Mesmerising Moments

There’s life in the grass. It wiggles and squiggles persistently without a breath of wind.

I’ve disturbed the nest, chopped off its head by accident. Immediately the windless grass dancing intensifies.

A random mish-mash of legs and wriggly bodies scatter, racing about the decapitated nest.

Tireless, dutiful servants scurry, collecting bright, white eggs.

Save the babies, save the babies!

Purposeful patience pays off for the scurrying creatures. Each of the eggs is carefully, quickly, carried away deeper into the lawn.

There’s life in the grass just a bit lower down than before.


Find out more about the habits and distribution of different species of ant on the Ant Nest website.


The picture was taken after disturbing their nest when cutting the grass during this Mesmerising Moment.


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