Created 21-May-15
These photos were taken during the spring Jasper Ridge Ant Survey, 5/16/2015. Macros include: two folders of ants (I separate the many nice Messors and others on lichen-covered serpentine rock) and flowers and other non-ant insects. A final folder shows the ant surveyors themselves, with landscapes to give context.

The Jasper Ridge Ant Survey has been carried out twice a year since Spring 1993. We look for five person-minutes at points spaced on a 100-meter grid, spanning Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. We list the genus (or genera) of the ant(s) seen.

The survey shows the interaction of invasive ants (especially the aggressive Argentine ant) and native species. (There are over two dozen native species in at least a dozen genera.) As climate change progresses, this long-term data set will become even more valuable.

See my book, or the collection AntBook, for more detail on the survey -- or check out Deborah Gordon's links on the web.

Ants

Visitors 9
23 photos
Created 24-May-15
Modified 24-May-15
Ants

Messors and Pheidole on Lichen-covered Serpentine Rock

Visitors 11
37 photos
Created 24-May-15
Modified 24-May-15
Messors and Pheidole on Lichen-covered Serpentine Rock

Flowers with Insects

Visitors 20
35 photos
Created 24-May-15
Modified 24-May-15
Flowers with Insects

Ant Surveyors Spring 2016

Visitors 18
30 photos
Created 24-May-15
Modified 24-May-15
Ant Surveyors Spring 2016