These Red Harvester Ants were photographed at the McInnish Sports Complex in Carrollton. Their mound consists of a single hole in the ground. As is typical, a significant area of ground around the entrance to the mound was denuded of vegetation. This bare ground was covered with small pebbles, another signature characteristic of a Red Harvester Ant mound.

There were several distinct trails leading away from the mounds entrance. These well worn paths are used by the worker ants to travel to and from the colony while foraging for seeds.

CountyDenton
CityCarrollton
DateOctober 8, 2011
Time of DayMorning
TemperatureWarm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
WeatherClear
HabitatRecreation-Sports Complex
Type of BehaviorForaging
GenderFemale
MaturityAdult
ObserverChris Jackson