DATES: Session 1: Sunday, July 25; Session 2: Monday, July 26
TIME: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Over 170 species of Odonata (dragonflies & damselflies) have been found in Ontario, with more than 75 species recorded for QUBS and vicinity. In this one-day workshop, we will study the lives of these fascinating insects and spend most of the day learning to identify them.
Maximum: 16 adults
Richard Aaron, B.A., M.B.A.
Richard is a seasoned naturalist with a wide range of interests. He has lead walks, conducted workshops and presented lectures on a variety of topics to more than three dozen organizations in Canada and the States. He has also worked as a provincial park naturalist. Richard regularly participates in Odonate counts around the province and this year (2010), along with a colleague, is launching an ambitious survey to document the Odonata in Rouge Park, a large urban wilderness on the eastern fringe of Toronto.
The workshop will be held at Queen’s University Biological Station, located near Chaffey’s Lock, about 50 km north of Kingston, Ontario.
The fee for the workshop is $55. Participants are responsible for bringing their own bag lunch and drinks.
THINGS TO BRING
• bag lunch, beverage, snacks (we will be eating in the field)
• hat, sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather forecast
• insect repellent
• insect net (will be supplied if you don't have your own)
• field guide(s)
• 10x loupe
• binoculars (preferably with close-focus capability)
• pen/pencil & notebook
• rubber boots/hip waders (optional but useful)