Ecology Exploration of Methow Ponds and Lakes
|Program Series||Field Excursions|
|When||Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:00 AM to Sun Aug 10, 2014 05:00 PM|
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Wetlands are biologically diverse areas full of specially-adapted vegetation and semi-aquatic creatures that you won’t find any other place. Join Dennis Paulson, Director Emeritus of Slater Museum of Natural History at University of Puget Sound and a leading expert on Northwest dragonflies and birds, to investigate landscapes and waterways across the North Cascades.
We’ll spend our days outside with nets and field guides exploring cattail ponds among the pine forests and sagelands near Winthrop, wildflower meadows near Washington Pass and alpine wetland areas of the Upper Skagit valley. Dennis will introduce us to dragonflies and the wetlands they call home: Green Darner, Pacific Forktail, Western Meadowhawk – colorful insect names that are as diverse as the habitats they inhabit.
We'll base camp at the East Chewuch campground together (no extra fee), but we've also made arrangements with Twispworks to provide indoor accommodations for $20 per night.
Don’t miss this opportunity to explore alongside one of the most experienced and knowledgeable biologists in the Northwest and learn why wetlands are one of our most precious natural resources!