On Bennachie look out for the big, red slave-making ants (in the same family as wood ants). Unlike the wood ants, the slave-making ant does not create thatched mounds but instead nests in dead wood such as tree stumps and logs or under stones. You can find them on old trees stumps on sunny days.

Wood ants are found in old pine woodland. See this pack for more activities Wood Ant Activity Pack (PDF) for more details.

Also visit the "Easy Science for Kids" web site at Fun Ant Facts for Kids.

Wood Ant Nest Scottish Highlands
Slave-Making Ant
Slave-Making Ant
Fun Ant Facts for Kids
Fun Ant Facts for Kids (Easy Science for Kids)
Wood Ant Activity Pack
Wood Ant Activity Pack (PDF)

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