At first we were worried that they were going to invade the house. Then we got curious, & we hunkered down & tried to follow individual ants to see where they were going.
Slowly, it dawned on me that all these little rocky jumbles & leaf-piles in neglected corners of the yard were actually CAREFULLY CONSTRUCTED ANT-BUILDINGS! Walls & tunnels arose to connect their various nests... A great ant-citadel took shape before our eyes.
I've recently re-discovered Mike Duncan's HISTORY OF ROME podcast, so maybe I'm primed to see the rise & fall of epic empires in everything.
And by the way:
Pop-Culture reference link!:
Secret City (with "Commander Mark") was my favorite drawing show when I was a kid in the 1980s.
- SEE ALSO: Ant Update (4 June) >>