Ants, pheasant, woodpecker


Nearly three years since I was in Losdorp for the last time, the garden is still there.

Blue tits. A great tit on the table.

A black-headed gull and barn swallows flying.

A pheasant calls.

Sometimes, there are roe deer in this garden, but not today.

A magpie. Great spotted woodpecker sound.

Today, winged ants come out from the underground nest just outside the house, for their bridal flight. They are black garden ants.

This video is called Lasius niger colony view (Formicarium).

Hoekschewaard ants: here.

ScienceDaily (Aug. 28, 2012) — On the surface, ants and the Internet don’t seem to have much in common. But two Stanford researchers have discovered that a species of harvester ants determine how many foragers to send out of the nest in much the same way that Internet protocols discover how much bandwidth is available for the transfer of data. The researchers are calling it the “anternet”: here.

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