Sat having some lunch on Bhompston Heath I realised that a foot or two away were large numbers of wood ants.
So I put the camera down on a log and left it recording.
This got pretty boring after a while so I gave them some of my lunch to see what they would do with it.
I was amazed at how many different shapes and sizes of ants appeared.
The ones that spent most of their time on the crisp had much bigger jaws than the others.
Here are some wood ants in the New Forest having a go at a dead shrew.
And finally a nest of wood ants, also in the New Forest.