Flying ants often seem to appear on the same day in different locations in the UK – flying ant day. Ants aerate soil, help to cycle nutrients, improve garden fertility and control pests. Every colony starts with a flying ant – when young queens leave the nest to found their own colony
How to get involved
However, after three years of our flying ant survey, we’ve found that flying ant day isn’t as predictable as we had at first thought – can you help us find out what happens this year?!
If you see flying ants this summer send us a picture of the ants and another of you holding an ‘I just saw flying ants’ sign, via Twitter or Facebook using #flyingantday or via email.