It’s a flying ant day here in London. The parks and pavements have been covered in large, brownish, winged & wingless females looking for somewhere to start a new colony.
Winged garden ant female after nuptial flight.
Wingless female garden ant, after nuptial flight. Stubs of wings visible on second body segment.
Some of the smaller males are also around, looking for a place to die. Their job of fertilizing the females is now over.
Male black garden ant dying on the ground after his nuptial flight.
Of course, all this flying protein is far too good a resource to waste,
You can wait for it to come to you…
Or you can take a pro-active attitude to catching your dinner