[at-l] Fire ants

Black Wolfe blackwolfe at charter.net
Tue Apr 3 18:51:45 CDT 2012

I vaugly remember seeing a fire ant nest somewhere along the trail between 
Springer and Fontana Dam back in June of 2006.  Hornets, Wasps, Yellow 
Jackets and various Bees are a greater threat IMO.  I got stung by a nest of 
Southern Yellow Jackets a couple years ago north of NOC.  6 hard hits and I 
stopped counting the little ones after 18.

Bruce W.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thinktraub Thinktraub"

> Red imported fire ants have been making their way north for decades, and
> recently have been reported in the Smoky Mountains up to 3,300 feet. 
> These
> buggers are bad.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_imported_fire_ant
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fireantmap.PNG
> How widespead are fire ants along the lower elevations on the southern AT?

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