Bloody lot of ants in the garden. I’ve got 2 different kinds going. A wee species – about 2 mm. And a big one – half black, half red, big, powerful looking ants. Them and the little guys gets along fine. But I’m thinking they could be the same species – the bigger guys are the special forces, bred for combat.
I don’t mind ants a bit. They aerate the garden soil. They’re awesome.
We’ve got a bumper crop of earwigs this year. I hate earwigs. This is the 6th summer we’ve been here. Every year has seen a different dominant bug species in the garden.
Taking a walk 3 years ago and see a war going on in the middle of the street between 2 ant species. There had to be 10,000 dead ants on the road. And streaming in from each side of the street were reinforcements in a steady line. It was like a National Geographic episode.
My goal in life is to win the lottery and do a complete biomass survey of my property. Get it published in Nature.