SO8139 : Anthills in pasture

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

Anthills in pasture
Anthills in pasture
View west of the lane near Lockeridge Farm, Lower Hook.
They're ant hills of the yellow meadow ant (lasius flavus), which are quite common around here - and explains why the green woodpecker is so common here too. The ants like the high ground because the ant hills are temperature-controlled nurseries and need to be dry to allow air flow over the larvae.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 10 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 January, 2008
Category
Pasture   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 816 391 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:3.0421N 2:16.1227W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 817 391
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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