26 June 2008 2 Comments Home » Exhibitions, Insects etc.

An ant finds a little pocket hideaway,
between the petals of a dandelion.

I’m hoping we’ll have a nice day for my nature photography workshop tomorrow,
but life underfoot goes on no matter the weather.

Rain and clouds can produce some great light,
and bring out creatures from their usual hideouts.

Ants are not as effective at pollination as bees, but they do play a role. June 22-28 is the 2nd Annual National Pollinator Week. More information at the Pollinator Partnership.
Ant in dandelion

Ant | Hymenoptera | Apocrita | Vespoidea | Formicidae


  • Diane said:

    Funny photo, looks like the ant is in a tanning bed, reaching to close the lid . . .

    or maybe this is what it might use as a hammock, and is just taking a break, they do work hard enough to earn one!

  • Rick said:

    They work hard, Diane, but aren’t programmed to take many breaks.

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