Everyone has their own hobby. This time of year it gets cooler and wetter. Keeping ants may be pretty fun, I wouldn't as I haven't tried it.
I see you are in Ireland. Do you fish? There is some good fishing from what I've seen in Trout & Salmon. I mostly fish the west coast lochs of Scotland, is really very fun. Never fished in Ireland though.
I did some fishing here in Florida, but I never got any good at it. I guess it amounts to an hour of very interesting and fun plus 1,000 hours of, "I should have eaten the shrimp instead of throwing them in the ocean".
Grouper, snook (robalo), and sharks were the most fun. I wish salmon lived here. They get rather large and taste good. Takao would probably take them home and watch them.
Fresh water fishermen need not reply. What you catch for dinner, we call, "bait".
(A bluegill would be just about right for that.)
I knew that would get a response.
There are also some pretty big carp and catfish in fresh water America and some incredible fish that I can't even name in the Amazon river. I wonder where sturgeons live. Russia, according to James Bond...or was that Jackie Chan? Oh well. I just know I've never met one.