British Wildlife 17.6 August 2006

The value of ant-hills in grasslands

Mounds constructed by the Yellow Meadow Ant Lasius flavus are prominent features of many old pastures. Ant-hills are more frequent in southern than in northern Britain, especially in calcareous grasslands, acidic grasslands (such as those in the Gower Peninsula) and saltmarshes (such as Old Hall Marshes, in Essex). 

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