Rather than blather on about my Easter Sunday, I'll just share a few images from a morning hike in Tucson's Rincon mountains. Winter rains have given way to wildflowers, and in particular the Encelia brittlebush was spectacular.
A hoverfly guards his territory:
Pheidole worker ant gathering nectar from a barrel cactus:
Honeypot ants emerging from their nest:
Close-up of Aphaenogaster cockerelli, a common harvester ant:
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Enjoyed the cybertrip into the mountains ... beautiful photos.
Wow! I love the images of the harvester ant. We have been commissioned to make a harvester ant sculpture for a pest control company in Phoenix. Your photographs are inspiring! Thanks!