Thanks for letting us all know Dennis, this way we can make informed
decisions. I hadn't realized that they coincided, but I doubt if too
many Californians will be flying all the way to Maine, but if many folks
are, we can change our date, and I certainly am sad that it mean that
many of our 'neighbors' (like you and Oregon and perhaps Arizonans)
won't be coming!
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Kathy and Dave Biggs bigsnest@...
308 Bloomfield Rd. Sebastopol, CA 95472
dba Azalea Creek Publishing azalea@...
Dennis Paulson wrote:
> Hi, Kathy.
> I don't suppose it will be significant that the annual DSA meeting is
> the same weekend, as I guess the great majority of people who might
> attend the blitz wouldn't have planned to go all the way to Maine, but
> perhaps a few of them might have.
> On Feb 15, 2010, at 12:35 PM, Kathy &/or Dave Biggs wrote:
>> Hello all!
>> The CalOdes 2010 Dragonfly Blitz will take place the weekend of June
>> 26-27, with a preday on Friday the 25th and a post day on Monday the
>> 28th, so the whole Blitz will be from June 25-28, 4 days.
>> The location will be southern Trinity County, which is very
>> undercensused, and a beautiful place. A list of the 26 'Missing In
>> Action" species for Trinity County is at the end of this email.
>> I've uploaded two maps into the CalOdes Photo Files in a folder named
>> "2010 CalOdes Blitz Maps". Here is a link to the 1+Mg map, or you can go
>> to the folder to see it in a smaller size. I suggest printing the large
>> size though, and it should just fill a piece of paper in landscape
>> I'm sorry that I sort of obscured Ruth Lake with my highlighting, but
>> the campsites at it, the Forest Glen area, or perhaps the best for our
>> 'headquarters' would be the campsite along the Mad River between Ruth
>> Lake and the town of Mad River - there are motels nearby in Mad River,
>> Hayfork (~10-20 miles from Forest Glen?):
>> The town of Mad River offers groceries, gas, propane, camping, lodging,
>> restaurants and a full-service marina: http://www.thejourneysend.com/
>> A link to the CalOdes Photo files (located on the CalOdes website on the
>> left side - you can always access it that way too!
>> The 2nd map in the folder is to the extreme SE corner of Trinity County
>> where there are more lower elevation lakes and ponds. The high mountain
>> species have mostly been documented for Trinity, and it is the lower
>> elevation species, plus river/creek species that are still missing. The
>> elevation at Ruth Lake is 2657, although it is surrounded by evergreen
>> forest. For those of you with families, Ruth Lake is a good fishing spot
>> but we'd have to put up with jet skis, etc, so the Mad River campsite
>> would be quieter. Read more at
>> Ruth Lake was formed in 1962 by the damming of the Mad River, which
>> flows into and out of the lake and we'll access the river at several
>> sites. We'd be checking mainly the inflow and outflow areas of the lake,
>> and perhaps someone might want to canoe/kayak into the coves....but
>> there will be some water skiing by others that will create wakes.
>> http://www.ruthlakecsd.org/ <http://www.ruthlakecsd.org/>
>> Dave and I scouted Ruth Lake, the Mad River Campsite and nearby Forest
>> Glen in September last fall. We feel Forest Glen, which is absolutely
>> beautiful, has potential for River Jewelwings. This site is further
>> north than their southern most old record in Mendocino County. Forest
>> Glen is where we found Great Spreadwings last Sept. I've put some photos
>> we took from that site in the same 2010 Blitz folder as the maps for
>> everyone to see. We recall that that particular campsite had some
>> mosquitoes though, but there are several other nearby campgrounds, and
>> the one along the Mad River just North of Ruth Lake didn't have
>> mosquitoes and might also be a potential site for Jewelwings:
>> Dave and I didn't have time to access any of the other nearby sites, but
>> there appears to be access to the Eel River south of Ruth Lake. and of
>> Wildwood Creek east of Ruth Lake. Access to the Trinity River and
>> tributary creeks is west of Hayfork (more motels there, and camping).
>> Map of area:
>> Ray has found a cluster of low elevation Lakes and Ponds in the extreme
>> SE corner. Alas, as he puts it, there is no "elegant" way to get from
>> Ruth Lake to this area, but it can be done thru Covelo....these roads go
>> off the map at the website, but it is the AAA map of Northern California
>> and you should have one of these anyway if you're coming (hope you
>> Here is a link to weather at Ruth Lake:
>> Trinity MIA species (many are *early season species, thus a June rather
>> than a July Blitz):
>> Anisoptera - Dragonflies:
>> 1. Erpetogomphus compositus (White-belted Ringtail)
>> 2. Ophiogomphus morrisoni (Great Basin Clubtail)
>> 3. Progomphus borealis (Gray Sanddragon)
>> 4. Rhionaeschna californica (California Darner)*
>> 5. Aeshna palmata (Paddle-tailed Darner)
>> 6. Epitheca canis (Beaverpond Baskettail)*
>> 7. Brechmorhoga mendax (Pale-faced Clubskimmer)
>> 8. Erythemis collocata (Western/Common Pondhawk)
>> 9. Leucorrhinia intacta (Dot-tailed Whiteface)
>> 10. Ladona julia (Chalk-fronted Corporal)
>> 11. Libellula luctuosa (Widow Skimmer)
>> 12. Pachydiplax longipennis (Blue Dasher)
>> 13. Paltothemis lineatipes (Red Rock Skimmer)
>> 14. Pantala flavescens(Wandering Glider)
>> 15, Pantala hymenaea (Spot-winged Glider)
>> 16. Sympetrum semicinctum (Band-winged Meadowhawk) [formerly S.
>> occidentale (Western Meadowhawk)]
>> 17, Sympetrum vicinum (Autumn Meadowhawk)[it will be too early for
>> this species]
>> 18. Tramea lacerata (Black Saddlebags)
>> Zygoptera - Damselflies:
>> 19. Calopteryx aequabilis (River Jewelwing)*
>> 20. Argia agrioides (Calif. Dancer)
>> 21. Argia nahuana (Aztec Dancer)
>> 22. Enallagma civile (Familiar Bluet)
>> 23. Ischnura denticollis (Black-fronted Forktail)
>> 24. Ischnura erratica (Swift Forktail)*
>> 25. Telebasis salva (Desert Firetail)
>> 26. Zoniagrion exclamationis (Exclamation Damsel)*
>> Please let me know if you plan to attend. The more the merrier!
>> Kathy (& Dave)
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> Dennis Paulson
> 1724 NE 98 St.
> Seattle, WA 98115
> dennispaulson@... <mailto:dennispaulson@...>
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