We've been obsessed with ants here lately! From ants in our house because of the substantial rain, observing ants on our peony flowers, watching them carry things, finding them attacking a piece of food, finding anthills in the cracks over the pavement, and building nests in our sandbox! This book Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg has been a great accompaniment to our studies of ants! This book is by the same author that has brought many wonderful books such as The Polar Express and many more. This book takes the perspective of the adventures ants might have while they are in a home! We really enjoyed this book! In this post I will share some of our adventures with ants!
Observing ants on peony flower blooms! Every day Cassie has wanted to check to see if they are there!
The reason why ants go on peony buds can be found here. (great article!)
Close up view!
Ants building hills on the pavement in our garage. We've been checking these too!
Finding ants in our sandbox along with ant eggs! What a SURPRISE! They have been taking shelter from our swampy backyard!
Ants on all the toys in the sandbox! SO many Ants! Yikes!
Close up view of ants in the sandbox! We don't need an ant farm! We have one in our sand box!
*Can't get enough ants? Create an Ant Motel here from Your Big Backyard Magazine! (One of our favorite magazines!)
*Check out 10 Fast Facts About Ants here.
*More Ant Facts can be found here.
*Check out some Ant Science Projects here.
***We are working on some artsy projects to go along with our Ant Explorations! Stay tuned...