Today while weeding the new native flower bed I found the nest of Trachymyrmex septentrionalis. Whew! I am so glad that I didn’t destroy the colony. The colony was located outside of the two layers of buried plastic (never bury plastic sheets as part of your gardening – it is just dumb). I watched them for quite a while on Sunday morning taking out the trash and bringing fresh frass into the nest – if only they would do the leaf cutting thing to the new flush of weeds in the new flower bed. Oh well, I guess that is my job. I am glad to see them back.