Visitors 5
Modified 9-Oct-13
Created 9-Oct-13
20 photos

Oak Galls and Harvester Ants, Clematis & acorn. The Messors are wrestling a huge (for them) twisted seed. Macros during a summer bird transect; see "A Day at a Time" for the two bird images taken on this expedition.
Harvester Ant (Messor andrei) with Twisted SeedHarvester Ant (Messor andrei) with Twisted SeedHarvester Ant (Messor andrei) with Twisted SeedHarvester Ant (Messor andrei) with Twisted SeedHarvester Ants (Messor andrei) with Twisted SeedNest of Harvester Ants (Messor andrei)Nest of Harvester Ants (Messor andrei)Entrance to Nest of Harvester Ants (Messor andrei)Harvester Ants (Messor andrei) near NestHarvester Ant (Messor andrei) Emerging from her NestPandemonium?Oak GallOak GallOak Galls Mined by BirdsOak GallsPipestem Clematis (Clematis lasiantha)Pipestem Clematis (Clematis lasiantha) (Detail)Pipestem Clematis (Clematis lasiantha) Up CloseSeed of Pipestem Clematis (Clematis lasiantha)Acorns & Leaves of Lonely Valley Oak