Saturday, February 12, 2011


 While living in Costa Rica I spent countless hours watching leaf cutter ants.  I first noticed a long green line on the sandy ground.  To my surprise the line was moving.  Closer inspection revealed ants carrying leaves.  As we followed the line we found the bush they were decimating.  It was really beautiful to watch.  Although the bush would probably disagree.

Now back in the States I spend countless of hours watching TV.  I think my countless hours are better spend watching ants.

 Leaf cutter ants up close
Ants carrying their leaves down the tree
That green line is all ants carrying leaves

Let's see how long you watch.

Here is a cool video about leaf cutter Ants.

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