Dragonfly Walk: Saturday, July 23rd

July 16, 2016

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Bill Maynard, a botanist and former high school biology teacher, has worked for various government agencies from Alaska to South Florida and for The American Birding Association. He discovered the 87,000 acre Chico Basin Ranch to be the perfect natural laboratory to study and photograph birds, dragonflies, grasshoppers and other insects. Chico Basin Ranch Natural History Resources : BIRDING CHECKLIST // BIRDING MAP // DRAGONFLY & DAMSELFLY CHECKLIST //

The annual Chico Dragonfly Walk will begin at the Chico headquarters beginning at 0900 on Saturday, 23 July.  Long pants, long-sleeved shirt, a hat and plenty of water is highly recommended (fee). It will be hot. We will visit May Camp Pond and its wetland outflow, Chico Creek, and the large pond at Chico’s headquarters area.  Last year the group recorded 32 species of damselflies and dragonflies making it probably the best single area location for the diversity of this group in Colorado.  On occasion we something uncommon, here a Flame Skimmer by one of the ponded areas along Chico Creek on 15 July. One year we had multiple Roseate Skimmers. Other insects will not be ignored.