Unusual ant behavior

Asked April 24, 2019, 11:51 AM EDT

Why are ants in our yard acting like leaf cutter ants but gathering a variety of materials (fallen cherry blossom petals, bits of dead leaves, sunflower seed husks, and carrying them into their nest?

Howard County Maryland wildlife ants ants collecting materials

1 Response

Ants use an assortment of materials to build their nest, not just soil.

Ellen