Raymond and I returned home yesterday from a few days taking in Shakespeare plays at the Stratford Festival, and were greeted with a new and interesting sight on the Manse’s front lawn. Right next to the walkway leading to the front door was the small pile of dug-up earth and the hole in the photo you see at the top of this post.
So, people, I ask you: what is it?
Or could this be a great big anthill? (Is that a dumb question?) We have lots of small ant holes in the same walkway:
Could the ants have all got together and decided it was time to erect their very own castle? On our front lawn?
To answer what is probably your first question: so far we have seen no activity around the hole, no creatures entering or leaving.
So yeah, if you happen to know what it is, here is Question 2: what should we do about it? I don’t want to hurt any of God’s creatures, but I also don’t particularly want this phenomenon to spread all over the lawn.
People, your rural knowledge is once again solicited – and, as always, very welcome indeed!