Walking for the first time in over two weeks (it opened a bit again to back to crutches smh) I looked into the garden bit to find over grown plants, with things hidden inside.
Note: I didn't have my phone at the time so no photos, sorry
First, there was a small rabbit hiding in the overgrown weeds. They obviously ran away when they saw me coming. There was also an abundance of wasps (no bees D: ) and one I suspected to be a queen, however wasn't quick enough to grab
Now the ANTS!
I found queens! Well, not in the way you'd probably expect. The wild Brachymyrmex depilis colony has alate pupae now, if there is flights I'll definitely try to start a huge colony of just lots of queens, even though I've heard they suck to keep. I saw some formica workers running around under some rocks and managed to grab some pupae in case I find a parasitic queen. If there's anything I noticed, it's that the Camponotus pennsylvanicus colony residing in my home rules the majority of the ground level, often seeing majors foraging there. Then, about the rock wall level is the Formica, and finally at top is the Brachy.
Other than ants I found many Dysdera crocata (woodlouse spiders), isopods, worms, centipedes, millipedes, etc. I found what I think was a psuedoscorpion, two. Looked like tick with long arms and little pinchers. I actually found a Myrmica queen there last year so maybe Myrmica might populate a portion of it eventually, who knows?
Until next time,