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Pursuing Dragonflies and Damselflies at Q Ranch

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Now - September 15, 2013

Trip has been CANCELLED.

Friday - Sunday

Arrive Friday at 2 p.m. / Depart Sunday at 1 p.m.

Trip Leaders

  • Ken Furtado and Pierre Deviche


Description

Dragonflies and damselflies, collectively known as odonates, are the new black of the animal kingdom. They are easy to locate and their brilliant jewel tones make them fascinating to observe. Pierre Deviche, professor of environmental physiology at ASU and a renowned expert on birds and odonates, will lead a group of intrepid explorers at the historic Q Ranch, a private ranch in the Tonto National Forest. It is an area of abundant wildlife and is rich in Native American Western Pueblo culture and early Arizona history. It is also off the grid with generators providing electricity, no phone or television service and minimal WiFi access.

Three-day trip includes:

  • Two nights lodging and six gourmet meals at Q Ranch Lodge
  • Guided tours and handouts
  • No-cost access to the Q Ranch Pueblo
  • Great wildlife viewing opportunities, including birds, butterflies, wildflowers and elk
  • Optional side trips to nearby sites of historic and scenic interest


Not included:

  • Transportation to and from Q Ranch Lodge
  • Personal expenses

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