In the evening the three main black ants nest had a nuptial flight.
The mating flight for the yellow meadow ant nest in the centre of our front garden also took place at the same time.
As a wildlife author and environmental educator I visit many habitats from coastline to countryside. However, I often find the best opportunities for wildlife watching are on our own doorstep such as in our gardens and parks. This weblog is a record of my observation which I hope you will enjoy and encourage you to take a closer look at your own local habitats, I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised.