I'm guessing that everyone knows that ants are very social and live in large colonies. But does everyone know that ants build amazing volcanoes on top of the soil? And that they construct clusters of these cone-shaped residences? Here is a colony that was built right beside the road so no hiking is required to do a little ant field research! Amazing!
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: