Way up at the upper end, on the edge of the new alfalfa field, hidden waaaaaaaaaaaay back in the Chico brush live some very, very industrious ants.
Not only do that have a marvelous ant hill, they have painstakingly gathered many, many, many sticks to help hide their home from predators.
Here is the link to understanding what type of ant this is–http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Formica_obscuripes/
These seem to be black and red ants.
We happen to think that bugs are just as important to life on earth as, well, plants!
Happy Busy Tuesday!