My Best Work
A more statistical rundown of the information above
Hours spent: 300+ (900+ including 8 months of preliminary research)
Specimens collected: 1000-3000
Volunteers led: 36
Locations searched (number of locations):
Perry Park(4), Castle Rock (3), Castlewood Canyon(5), Larkspur (2), Como (2), Colorado Springs (1), Parker (2) Not all locations were searched with the aid of volunteers, only; (3) locations in Castlewood Canyon, (2) locations in Parker, (1) location in Castle Rock, and (1) location in Perry Park. Volunteers were not evenly spread, as about 26 of them helped with Castlewood Canyon and the other locations had 1-4 volunteers.
Ants of Perry Park
Estimates of specimens collected
Solenopsis sp. (black)
Solenopsis sp. (red, bicolor)
Solenopsis carolinensis castanea
Crematogaster sp. (orange, bicolor)
Crematogaster sp. (red)
Crematogaster sp. (red, bicolor)
Crematogaster sp. (small orange, bicolor)
Crematogaster sp. (brown)
Formica (about 9 different species so far)
Lasius cf. creightoni
Lasius cf. occidentalis
Lasius cf. rugosus
Lasius cf. claviger
Lasisus cf. alienus
Camponotus cf. herculeanus
Hours spent: 50+
Link to book here (clarification: the activity book was made for Micah Compton, as he was an SSN kid when the activity book was created)
The book may have some typos as we had to restructure it and change some of the text last minute. I only worked on half of the book. I did the diagram section though.
A beetle box was created
link in case copy is needed:
Hours spent: 40+
A passive amp was created, as well as 6 songs on Garage Band. I also wrote a paper on insect acoustics.
LHS Entomology club
Hours spent: 400+
Members: 6 in person, ~90 in discord
Tasks involved: Recruiting members, marketing, designing flyers, organizing events, creating interesting and engaging activities, collecting insects, preserving insects, pinning insects, setting up a discord, creating a discord agenda.
Side projects part of LHS Ento
LHS Ant talks: during our global quarantine I decided to contact a few myrmecologists.
LHS Ant week: I set up a fun online ant week for my club during the summer to test our collective ant knowledge
Below are some of the places other than my website you can find my images: