Tuesday is mini-beast day at school. So my daughter tells me.
"So what have you learnt?" I ask.
"Ants have a head, the middle bit is called thorax. And do you know what the bum is called?"
"It's called the abdomen".
A few weeks ago we noticed quite a few black ants roaming around the house. Having resisted the urge to start wiping them out I am glad to say that, as the weather has improved, they seem to have disappeared. But where did they go?
I am afraid that we robbed them of one habitat last year when we had the patio relaid and removed and old mat from in front of the French windows. So today Emma and I went in search of these creepy crawlies elsewhere in the garden.
We couldn't find anything out in the open, beyond a few aimless wanderers (probably not their actual role). But we got a lot more satisfaction peeping under the stones in the wall.
Below is a video for lovers of little beasties. The first are black ants in our garden and then some red ants we had spotted whilst looking for snakes on day 5 of 30 Days Wild.