Ocotillo Ants

When I saw this anthill surrounded by fallen ocotillo flowers, I thought the plant must have just died there.  But then I saw another anthill surrounded by the red blooms.  Seems the ants collect the flowers.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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4 Responses to Ocotillo Ants

  1. That is a LOT of ocotillo flowers!

  2. 1nmbirder says:

    How interesting! I wonder what the purpose is. Hmmmm…

  3. dorannrule says:

    Do you suppose the ants have an appreciation for nature’s beauty?

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