A to Z April 2017 Challenge – Animals Birds & Insects Pantoum Poetry

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A to Z April 2017  Challenge – Animals Birds & Insects Pantoum Poetry

#atozchallenge – 1 April 2017 – A is for Ants


There are more than 12,000 recognized species of ants worldwide
Ants are found in many different sizes and vary in color
Some species of ants even have wings so are able to fly
There are approximately 1 million ants for every human on the earth

Ants are found in many different sizes and vary in color
Queen ants run the nest, the only female to reproduce in the colony
There are approximately 1 million ants for every human on the earth
Ant colonies can be long-lived – queens can live for up to 30 years

Queen ants run the nest, the only female to reproduce in the colony
Male ants life are quite short-lived and survive for only a few weeks
Ant colonies can be long-lived – queens can live for up to 30 years
New workers spend the first few days of its adult life caring for the queen and young.

Male ants life are quite short-lived and survive for only a few weeks
Ants take nectar from flowers – they are only rarely known to pollinate flowers
New workers spend the first few days of its adult life caring for the queen and young.
Ants survive the winter in a state of dormancy or inactivity.

Ants take nectar from flowers – they are only rarely known to pollinate flowers
They can damage crops and invade buildings causing much damage.
Ants survive the winter in a state of dormancy or inactivity.
Ants are omnivorous animals eating a mixture of plant and animal matter.

They can damage crops and invade buildings causing much damage.
Some species of ants can form chains to bridge gaps over water
Ants are omnivorous animals eating a mixture of plant and animal matter.
Other species can form floating rafts that help them survive floods.

Some species of ants can form chains to bridge gaps over water
An ant is said to be able to lift up to 50 times its own body weight
Other species can form floating rafts that help them survive floods.
Some ants have toxic venom that is of medical importance

An ant is said to be able to lift up to 50 times its own body weight
Some species of ants even have wings so are able to fly
Certain ants have toxic venom that is of medical importance
There are more than 12,000 recognized species of ants worldwide

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How to write Pantoum Poetry

http://shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pantoum.html

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24 thoughts on “A to Z April 2017 Challenge – Animals Birds & Insects Pantoum Poetry

    • Thanks for commenting, pleased you liked the poetry, try writing one I think you will enjoy it, I’m hooked on it. Happy days writing for posts for the A to Z challenge.

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  1. Oooh, Elsie; I hadn’t heard of Pantoum Poetry, either!
    At first, I thought it would have been a great way to learn/remember certain facts at school; I certainly needed to hear/write them more than once… 🙂
    I learned that some Queen Bees can live up to 30 years… Wow!
    I love how they create chains to manoeuvre around obstacles.. They really are fascinating little creatures. 🙂
    A great Pantoum, thoroughly enjoyed the read… 🙂
    xoxoxo

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    • So nice to heard from you, my friend I enjoyed your video yesterday.
      Yes, I think by the time the end of the month comes everyone will be sick of reading my poetry, it will be like going back to school, nature study lessons.
      Have a nice weekend.

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  2. You helped me check off at least one item on my #AtoZbingo card!
    This poem form is very interesting, I’ve never heard of it.
    I also now know more about ants, maybe more than I wanted to (shivers).
    Ants can be a bad problem here in SoCal as well. Not as dangerous as fire ants, but they’ll form “freeways” when they discover a good source of food. We had a massive trail at least 1″ wide at work one time.
    http://annembray.wordpress.com/tag/atozchallenge

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    • About those fire ants, I don’t think we have them in New Zealand, anyone knowing about it here in the kiwi land I would love to hear from you.
      Hope these ants are not plentiful as the common ant is, where you live, it could be like finding a wasp nest, what a thought.
      Have a nice weekend.

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    • Thanks, pleased you like it, looking forward to your Pantoum poem, I usually leave a link as it’s not a common kind of poetry, then people like you can check it out and maybe have a go at writing one.
      Have a nice weekend.

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  3. We don’t see much of them where we live now, but they were everywhere in south TX. Y’all are lucky to not have them there. We have regular red ants and those little ones that get in the house sometimes. They are a problem sometimes.

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  4. This was very interesting. I think that ants are cute little things, but I don’t like the bites they give me. I often end up stepping into an ant hill while I’m flower stalking and they remind me right quickly to look where I’m stepping!
    Have a blessed day. 🙂

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    • Thanks for commenting, so you also have those biting ants, hope I never come across them, we have enough common ants around that are a nuisance getting into my pantry.
      Nice to see you are doing the A to Z challenge, looking forward to your next post.

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      • You’re welcome, Elsie. 🙂 Oh yes, we have big biting ants, fire ants and black ants. One thing that helps to get rid of ant hills outside is pouring uncooked grits onto the hill before it rains. I don’t remember how it works, but it got rid of the fire ant hills that we had.
        Thank you, too. It is nice to see you doing the challenge, too. I’m headed to your post now. 🙂 Have a blessed day!

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    • Thanks for commenting, also great to see you are doing A to Z Challenge, I’m following your website now, will be looking out for your posts. Ants are an interesting subject.
      Have a nice day.

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    • Pleased you like it, as I was studying the info about ants, I was surprised how little I knew about them.
      I’m happy, as I continue writing these posts for the A to Z Challenge that I pick animals birds and insects, I have learned a lot. Happy days.

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