Sunday, May 4, 2008

Flower Ants



I went Gator Hunting earlier this evening, found one in a pond I hadn't seen before, took a picture even though it was ridiculously far away ... but, this little flower caught my eye on my way back home, and the photo came out so much better. Look at all the red ants in there!! Feel free to tell me what's going on.

8 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

They're eating the nectar George - ants love sweet stuff so you often see them in flowers. Is this a wild rose? Wonderful photo!

George Townboy said...

I don't know what kind of flower it is, Janice, but I saw one like it the other day with a bee and an ant vying for the same food. They weren't fighting over it though.

I'll get a picture of the entire plant or tree, maybe you can tell me what it is then.

Thank you!!

Rambling Round said...

Maybe they are sugar ants. Neat photo.

Small City Scenes said...

Janice beat me to it again. She is right--ants love the nectar the aphids leave behind. A beautiful flower--the foliage doesn't quite look like wild rose but it sure could be. MB

cocabixinhos said...

I believe that many ants contribute to the reproduction of some plants, where they carry pollen from one plant to another. And digging holes in the ground they make the soil more suitable for the development of plants allowing the water and nutrients more easily infiltrate.

Dewdrop said...

Cool capture.

Sailor Girl said...

Is it a Magnolia???
Love, from sunny Lisbon during the week (and RAINY DURING WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS)

Lynette said...

Icky ants! Pretty flower.