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Sat, May 09


Online event

Virtual ant identification training

Join the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve ant squad for an ant identification training online! Stay tuned for the exact time...

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Virtual ant identification training
Virtual ant identification training

Time & Location

May 09, 2020, 9:00 AM

Online event

About the event

The Jasper Ridge ant survey is a long term research, documenting the Argentine ant invasion into the preserve since 1993. About 10 years ago it became a citizen science project, relying on volunteer help. Twice a year we document ant species in 250 points along the preserve in small groups. Before each session we have a short training session in Jasper Ridge. This spring, due to the sheltering-in-place orders, we are not able to do our ant survey training in the preserve, so we have adapted our program to an online one. 

Tentative program:

45 minutes online presentation about the Jasper Ridge ant survey and Bay Area ant identification

30 minutes ant collection time - participants will go out and look for ants in their yard, or join us for a virtual ant walk 

30 minutes ant identification session in small groups - we will help you identify the ants you found, discuss differences between species. 

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