You know it is spring when you see these blooming - Virginia or wild strawberries. I found this up in the Sauratown Mountains on our day trip on Sunday.
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center says this is the best and sweetest tasting of all the wild strawberries. The center portion (receptacle) of the flower will enlarge over the next few weeks with the edible fruit that we recognize as a strawberry. Cultivated strawberries come from the Virginia strawberry and a wild strawberry from South America.
The ant was just a surprise bonus.