Flying Ant Survey
Survey being run by the Royal Society of Biology.
Flying ants often seem to appear on the same day in different locations in the UK – flying ant day.
Ants aerate soil, help to cycle nutrients, improve garden fertility and control pests. Every colony starts with a flying ant – when young queens leave the nest to found their own colony.
However, after three years of our flying ant survey, we’ve found that flying ant day isn’t as predictable as we had at first thought – can you help us find out what happens this year?!
Interesting video about their previous results – both from the Citizen Science aspect and how they also monitored Twitter and local press.
It’s tipping down today as I write this, so it won’t be Flying Ant Day today!