If you are going to be in Arizona this month, and you are interested in social insects, plan a trip to the Social Insect Expo at the Desert Botanical Garden on February 20, 2010. According to the program, there will be live colonies of leafcutter ants, honey bees, harvester ants, trap-jaw ants, and more. The expo will also feature a presentation by Ray Mendez, who has worked with insects in movies and design. The event begins 6 p.m., with a talk at 7:30 p.m. The admission is free and the public is invited.
This is the concluding event for the Social Biomimicry: Insect Societies and Human Design conference, which is being held February 18-20, 2010 at the Arizona State University Memorial Union, Tempe Campus. Unfortunately, registration is already closed for the conference.
With Mark Moffett coming in March and this Social Insect Expo in February, Arizona is abuzz with awesome events. Hope to see you there!