Things have not been easy this year.
It’s good to know that ants, like these Crematogaster, are still going about their business.
Are you looking for a way to learn more about ants? Check out the upcoming Ants of the Southwest class to be held this summer at the Southwestern Research Station in Portal, Arizona.
When: July 17-26, 2013
The class is meant to complement the California Academy Ant Class, which is going to be in Peru this year. Topics covered will include ways to assess ant biodiversity, methods for keeping ant colonies in the lab, collective behavior, communication and field ecology of ants, as well as photography techniques (I could really use that!) Students will also be making their own ant collection to learn taxonomy and systematics.
You cover your own transportation costs and $1300 for tuition (includes room and board).
If you are interested in this class, you will need to fill out the application form at the course website by May 3, 2013.
Let us know if you decide to go.
And a big thank you to Ann for bringing this class to my attention!