A Different Kind of “Fire” Ant

Are any of you signed up for the 2011 Ant Course? It is going to be held at the American Museum of Natural History’s Southwestern Research Station near Portal, Arizona this year, or at least it was supposed to be. You see, there is a big fire burning in southeastern Arizona right now. They had to evacuate the station over the weekend.

Here’s a blurb from ABC15 News.

Makes me wonder if the ant course is going to be looking at the effects of forest fires on ants this year. I sure hope not.

Photograph from Public Domain Pictures by Kim Newberg

Ant Course 2011

Happy 2011!

Are you making resolutions and setting goals for the New Year? Thinking of polishing up your ant taxonomy skills? You might want to consider adding the California Academy of Science’s Ant Course 2011. You can bet it is on my wish list!

This year the ant course is being held August 4 – 14, 2011 at the Southwestern Research Station in Portal, AZ, USA.

California Academy of Sciences offers an ant course every year in different locations. According to the website, it is open to all interested individuals. Because space is limited to 30 students, however, priority given to students with who need the course for their research. I wonder if ant bloggers are invited to hang out? ๐Ÿ™‚

You’ll need to make up your mind by April 1, 2011, which is the application deadline.

If you are unsure, take a look at the instructor list from last year. Wow!

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