Ants in Mississippi State Parks

By Joe A. MacGown and JoVonn G. Hill

      Mississippi is home to 22 state parks. These state parks provide ideal collecting opportunities for the Mississippi Entomological Museum. They are spread throughout the state and offer an array of habitats, often with exceptional forested areas. Initial surveys for ants in these parks have shown that they are quite diverse in species composition. As we travel to the various state parks in the state collecting ants, we will write brief logs of our collecting sojourns and give a list of ant species that we find at each park. To see the logs and ant lists simply click the name of the park below.

Buccaneer State Park
Clarkco State Park
George P. Cossar State Park
Great River Rd State Park
Holmes County State Park
Hugh White State Park
J P Coleman State Park
John Kyle State Park
Lake Lincoln State Park
Lake Lowndes State Park
Lefleur's Bluff State Park
Legion State Park
Leroy Percy State Park
Natchez State Park
Paul B. Johnson State Park
Percy Quin State Park
Roosevelt State Park
Shepard State Park
Tishomingo State Park
Tombigbee State Park
Trace State Park
Wall Doxey State Park