Left - Fire Ant Mound - undisturbed-------------Right - Fire Ant Mound disturbed
Indeed they did. Within two months, over a hundred people had met, agreed upon a strategy, and went to work. The rest is history, and there is no hotel in the state park. The Fire ants have since become known as Edisto's rapid response unit when Edisto's unique way-of-life becomes threatened. As the membership grew, so did the threats, and a little over a year ago the Fire ants enlisted the help of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources to broaden its reach and make it more inclusive. The result is the Edisto Island Preservation Alliance (EIPA), with the Fire ants as one of a nine founding organizations - still ready to swarm and sting when summoned.