Citizen Science BioBlitz: Dragonflies of the North Cascades
|Program Series||Citizen Science, Learning Center classes and retreats|
|When||Sun Aug 10, 2014 05:00 PM to Mon Aug 11, 2014 04:00 PM|
|Where||North Cascades Environmental Learning Center|
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Dragonflies and damselflies are indicators of ecosystem health. A dragonfly’s life begins in the water before moving to the air. One of the most graceful and powerful flyers on the planet, they usually live several years in the water before they get their wings.
In an effort to help our public land partners catalog species diversity and abundance, we are leading a Citizen Science BioBlitz to survey these magnificent insects in some of the most vibrant areas in North Cascades National Park.
Dennis Paulson, Director Emeritus of Slater Museum of Natural History at University of Puget Sound and a leading expert on Northwest dragonflies, will lead us in to the field with nets and field guides to explore cattail ponds, wildflower meadows and alpine wetland areas of the Upper Skagit valley.
On the first day of this learning adventure, we'll share a delicious dinner and informational presentation of the natural history of dragonflies at the Learning Center. Together, we'll learn about these fascinating creatures and how to carefully capture and identify them.
We're also offering a commuter option for $40 for anyone who prefers to camp — this price includes dinner at the Learning Center, Paulson's presentation and the day trip in to the field. Call (360) 854-2599 to register for this option.