Ants and brambles

The somewhat cooler, moister weather has spurred ants into more activity.  These large ants were scrambling along the end of a blackberry bramble branch. Not sure what they were after. A few feet below, red ants were swarming the carcass of a green anole.  (Photo not published. Might not go well with breakfast.)

Large ants crawl over young blackberry leaves.
Large ants crawl over young blackberry leaves.

Brambles

Twenty minutes in the brambles, 15 minutes prep time and 45 minutes in the oven. The cobbler, with its lemon poppyseed top, was well worth the chigger bites and scratches earned wading into the blackberry patch.

blackberries
FRESH -- Wild blackberries were quickly domesticated into a cobbler.