Ants are creatures of little strength,
yet they store up their food in the summer...
Proverbs 30:25 NIV
I thought my days of watching bugs were over now that my sons are adults and we were no longer homeschooling. This would have made a great unit study with our guys. I can envision our oldest son making a video or wanting to find a book at the library to learn more about them while our youngest would be the one to follow their every move to see exactly where they were going and what was going to happen next.
Hearing about them is one thing but seeing them at work is a totally different experience. It was actually a little startling to see small pieces of leaves moving around. You can click here to see a video and read more about these ants.
Initially I saw them on the sidewalk... after following their trail I found them on this tree.
As they moved out of the tree they went through the grass across the sidewalk
And they laid them on the grass on the other side of the walkway
From reading about them online I discovered that they are the world's smallest gardeners. They use the leaves for compost in their own little gardens. I am not usually interested in nature; bugs, insects or anything creepy. I guess once a homeschooling mom always a homeschooling mom!