Ants on Black Mountain Ramble

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Saturday, 20 February 2021 - 4:00pm to Sunday, 21 February 2021 - 5:45pm

Dr Ajay Narendra who successfully studied ants on Black Mountain, will be leading a walk featuring some of them, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Ants are renowned for being busy and social and fun to watch. Have you seen any jump, or fly? Did you know that, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the 452 hectare Black Mountain Nature Reserve has more species of ant that the whole of Britain (more than 100 species, compared with around 41 species in Britain)? Join expert Dr Ajay Narendra to see which of them are active at this time of day as predators and scavengers, and hear about their amazing navigation skills.

Generally easy ramble with some steep sections.

Copies of “Ants of Canberra” (a foldout leaflet) priced at $1, and other items will be for sale, too.

Meet: Belconnen Way entry to Black Mountain  (see banners).
Bring: Magnifying glass if you wish. Friends and family. Water. Snacks if you wish. Suggested donation of $5 to Friends of Black Mountain.
Wear: Sturdy walking gear, including hat and stout shoes.

Please Book: Places are limited, so please email your name and phone number to, or phone Julie (6251 6972) or Linda (0437 298 711). This is required in order to comply with COVID-19 requirements, and it helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change (e.g. because of the weather).