Walk: On a Trail with Ants (01/03/2015) – Friends of Mount Majura
Feb 122015
 
Ant art, head of a bullant seen from above by illustrator Ladina Ribi

Ant art. The head of a bull ant seen from above by illustrator Ladina Ribi

Ants are fascinating, beautiful and fun to watch. Join expert Ajay Narendra on Sunday, 1st March for a glimpse into the fascinating world of one of the most dominant animals on the planet.

Discover Jack Jumpers and other ants of Mt Majura on this nature walk hosted by the Friends of Mt Majura. Learn about the ants’ leading role in the environment as predators and scavengers and hear about their highly social organization, effective communication, and amazing navigation skills that have been the subject of research for generations.

When: Sunday, 1st March 2015, 4.00 to 5.30 pm.
Where: Meet at Helms Place close to Rivett St and Richard St intersection, Hackett; view this map.

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All your ant questions answered by Ajay Narendra.

Jack Jumpers use their impressive jaws to catch and hold prey and a sting to defend themselves and their nest (Photo A. Narendra).

Jack Jumpers use their impressive jaws to catch and carry prey and a sting to defend themselves and their nest.

Bring: Sun protection, sturdy boots and a magnifying glass if you have one; a gold coin donation for our conservation work would be much appreciated.

Kids (with adults) are especially welcome. Please tell us if you are allergic to bee and wasp stings.

The walk will be postponed to the following Sunday if it rains; same time and place

Enquiries: Sunday 1 March 0435 357 172

We will be joined by renowned Swiss scientific illustrator, Ladina Ribi (link to interview), whose wonderful illustrations will be on sale (framed B&W 20$; Colour 30$).

 

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