Meet at Festival Headquarters (Almanor Recreation Center)
Activity level 1
DESCRIPTION This is a free, indoor introduction to the Dragonfly Odeing Trip open to all who are interest. This presentation covers the basics of odonate biology (dragonfly and damselfly biology) and what to look for when trying identify them to species. It will be simple enough for beginners, yet still a good refresher for those that have some experience with these insects.
TRIP LEADER: SANDRA HUNT-VON ARB Sandra Hunt-Von Arb has been a wildlife biologist in Northern California specializing in sensitive and endangered species since the mid 1990’s. More recently, Sandra has found her true passion: dragonflies and damselflies, aka odonates. Sandra surveys for the Endangered Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly in Illinois. She started and manages the Facebook page Western Odonata, participates in CalOdes for reporting dragonfly sightings, is an Odonata Central vetter for odonate records in California, participates and helps to organize annual CalOdes Dragonfly Blitzes. She has also presented and/or led field trips on dragonflies for Godwit Days Bird Festival, Redwood Region Audubon Society, Plumas Audubon Society, Point Reyes Field Institute, and Redwood Parks Association & Tolowa Dunes Stewards, among others.