Hey guys. Decided to start this thread dedicated to pull together local anters to report any myrmelogical sightings (nuptial flights, rare species found, etc.) for Massachusetts, and nearby states like RI, CT, NH, VT and ME. We have a very active ACAF Topic regarding flights that is enormously useful, but I think this thread would fit the purpose of also anything non-flight wise (but also flight-wise); I also think people with email subsriptions on that thread might get a little ticked that all we were talking about is "Ohhh... I found an (insert species here) worker in (insert habitat and location)" instead of anything regarding mating activity, which is pretty much what it is strictly meant for in the first place. I know there are a few active MA anters around here but also from other places in New England.
With temperatures slowly rising, and even some foraging activity in a warm streak last late-February, I thought this was a good time to make this, and pull all of our New England Anters together so we don't miss anything helpful being said.
Also, I'm likely to be very active on this. Expect me to record and note everything I see outside regarding ants, no matter how significant it is.