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Carpenter ants start off slow, but speed up as the day heats up.

As the title says, these images were NOT taken at Jasper Ridge, but in the wilderness area of Portola Valley Ranch. I live in PVR, 4 miles south of Jasper Ridge along the San Andreas Fault. It shares similar ant species.
Carpenter Ant (Camponotus sp.) on white Iris petalCarpenter Ant (Camponotus sp.) on white Iris petal.Conspicuous mandibles of Carpenter Ant (Camponotus sp.), with dewdropsCarpenter Ant (Camponotus sp.) going into white Iris petal.Carpenter Ant (Camponotus sp.) at center of white IrisCarpenter Ant (Camponotus sp.) on white IrisCarpenter Ant (Camponotus sp.) in ProfileCarpenter Ant (Camponotus sp.) from AboveDewdrops on GrassSpiderTickValley OakSpider in front of Miner's Lettuce BlossomSpider againValley Oak (Quercus lobata) in Morning LightField Ant (Formica moki) on white IrisField Ant (Formica moki) on white IrisField Ant (Formica moki) on white IrisField Ant (Formica moki) on white IrisField Ant (Formica moki) on white Iris