Ruins on the Colorado Sage Plains

A few months ago, I was out roaming the Great Sage Plains with my Faithful Hound, Jack. We came to a series of clearings in the Sage, slightly raised hummocks that were covered with scattered rubble. Hmm. This looked like…

Novomessor cockerelli

Ah, these are such marvelous ants. They are large, aware, alert, and relatively friendly to people. This one is posing in front of her nest entrance. They always seemed to have these relatively enormous nest entrances.

Tetramorium immigrans (Pavement Ant) War

I was walking through one of the city parks in Cortez, Colorado a couple of days ago and came across what looked like a black, shiny liquid that had been poured onto the edge of the sidewalk. Looking a little…