Ants on Black Mountain


21 Feb 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Ants are renowned for being busy and social and fun to watch. Apparently the 452 hectare Black Mountain Nature Reserve has more species of ant than the whole of Britain (more than 100 species, compared with around 41 species in Britain). Join expert Ajay Narendra, Macquarie University, 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 walk with some steep sections.

Followed by light refreshments.

Ant t-shirts will be on sale for sale/pre-order for $30 each, which would feature stunning illustrations of Australian ants by renowned Swiss illustrator Ladina Ribi.

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

When:   Sunday 21 February, 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Meet:   Belconnen Way entry to Black Mountain (see balloons).
Bring / wear:   Bring friends and family, water, snacks if you wish and a ‘Gold Coin Donation’ 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 Linda on 0437 298 711. It helps us to have enough light refreshments, and to let you know if arrangements need to change (e.g. because of the weather).