I’ve been watching thousands of ants take to the sky from my back garden. It’s Flying Ant Day – well, here in NN9 of east Northants it is anyway.
I haven’t actually seen any birds taking much notice of the silver-winged additions to the air today – often there are Black-headed Gulls going crazy at the free food but they don’t seem to have noticed today, so far.
…apparently these ants are descending on the UK whereas I’m pretty sure I’ve been watching them ascending from the UK, my little bit of it, and I hadn’t realised.
Whereas in Liverpool:
…Liverpool, renowned for its stoicism!
And meanwhile the Daily Express extends its usual journalistic high standards:
They’re ants, just ants.
It’s good to see that the public has developed a much closer and more understanding relationship with nature over Lockdown. No doubt the memberships of most wildlife NGOs will be heading upwards.