It rained today here in the Fort Worth, Texas area. I know a public place with several colonies of Pogonomyrmex barbatus in an area. Would tomorrow morning be a good time to walk the area to look for new founding queens walking around? I know generally this species waits for summer rains then has their nuptial flights. I've been trying to keep an eye on these ants in different places I've seen colonies and I "think" at the beginning of this month they started to hatch alates, so I think and hope that this is the first summer rain in the local area since the alates have been numerous in the local colonies.
Any suggestions for success?