SO9172 : Anthills

taken 10 years ago, near to Dodford, Worcestershire, Great Britain

The Yellow Meadow Ant (Lasius flava) makes the grassy hillocks often seen in open pasture especially on hill-sides which don't get ploughed. The nests build up often over many years with soil being deposited on their upper surface as tunnels are excavated below ground level. Grass growing on the surface migrates outward through the new soil and so the hill gets higher and larger with age.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Thursday, 5 March, 2009
Grazing land   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 917 727 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:21.1381N 2:7.3616W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 918 726
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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