Just a reminder that every day is Monday for an ant. Work, work, work. No weekends.
Research at the University of Exeter has begun to describe how ants act as ecosystem engineers:
Through moving of soil by nest building activity and by collecting food they affect the level of nutrients in the soil. This can indirectly impact the local populations of many animal groups, from decomposers such as Collembola, to species much higher up the food chain.
UPDATE: This just in from my photographer: