1405Re: [CalOdes] Blitz species list by location
- Oct 14, 2013Thanks for doing this Sandra,
Since we had to rush up to our McCloud home, I haven't gotten the
specimens off yet for verification....so don't hold your breath folks. I
hope to do it next week.
California Dragonflies www.sonic.net/dragonfly
Southwest Dragonflies www.southwestdragonflies.net/
Bigsnest Wildlife Pond www.bigsnestpond.net/
Kathy and Dave Biggs bigsnest@... 707-823-2911
308 Bloomfield Rd. Sebastopol, CA 95472
On 10/14/2013 12:12 PM, Sandra Hunt-von Arb wrote:
> Hello everyone-
> So far I've gotten one correction to the list besides a couple of typos.
> Marl Pennant should be listed on 10/5/13 on Stop #2- Above West Pond.
> I'm going to wait until we get some verifications of some of our
> damsels before I finalized the list- in the meantime, please let me
> know if you find any errors.
> Happy Dragon Hunting!
> Alexandra “Sandra” Hunt-von Arb
> Senior Biologist
> Pacific NorthWestern Biological Resources Consultants, Inc.
> PNWB, Inc.
> P.O. Box 2416
> McKinleyville, CA 95519
> Cell: 707-845-5940
> On 10/12/2013 5:26 PM, Sandra Hunt-von Arb wrote:
>> Hi everyone-
>> Had a blast with you all (as if you couldn't tell!)-
>> Sorry I didn't get this list to you sooner- as I came home with a
>> really nasty
>> cold that I'm still recovering from (no wahoo's the last several
>> days! :-D ) .
>> If anyone sees any errors or can fill in better location
>> descriptions, please
>> let me know.
>> Happy Dragon Hunting!
>> Alexandra “Sandra” Hunt-von Arb
>> Senior Biologist
>> Pacific NorthWestern Biological Resources Consultants, Inc.
>> PNWB, Inc.
>> P.O. Box 2416
>> McKinleyville, CA 95519
>> Cell: 707-845-5940
>> On 10/9/2013 4:00 PM, Kathy & Dave Biggs wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> On the 3rd day, Sunday, just like on the other days, Bob Miller did an
>>> EXCELLENT job of finding places where the Odes were flying and
>>> although we
>>> didn't have strong strong winds, the Odes seemed a bit more scarce.
>>> I haven't
>>> talked this over with others, but I wonder if the wind had actually
>>> been in
>>> our favor because, IF we found a sheltered place, we found the Odes
>>> A few folks who had been with us previously couldn't join us this
>>> day, but one
>>> new person, "Nature Ali" joined us so our # of participants on day 3
>>> was 12.
>>> We spent this day going in and out of Yuma and Imperial Counties and
>>> then a
>>> hard core group of us went into under-censused La Paz County, AZ at
>>> the end of
>>> the day where we were able to add 3 new county records to the meager 12
>>> species previously recorded there.
>>> No other county records in Yuma or Imperial Counties this day, but
>>> we added 1
>>> more species to OUR Imperial County Blitz list (Comanche Skimmer)
>>> making our
>>> total # of species seen there 23. We also added one species to our
>>> Yuma list
>>> (Double-striped Bluet) to make our total for that county 21 species.
>>> Those 2 new species brought our total # of species for the whole
>>> Blitz to 26,
>>> although several damsels are yet to be determined.
>>> Y=Yuma County, AZ
>>> I=Imperial County, CA
>>> LP=La Paz County, AZ *=county record
>>> Powdered Dancer - many Y, I, LP
>>> Blue-ringed Dancer - many Y, I, LP
>>> Familiar Bluet - a few Y, I
>>> *Double-striped Bluet - a few, Y, *LP (female collected....she was just
>>> 'floating' by over the gravel parking area, but others were later
>>> found in the
>>> Citrine Forktail - several at Laguna Dam near Betty's Kitchen and
>>> along Laguna
>>> Dam Rd - Y
>>> Rambur's Forktail - abundant, Y, I, LP
>>> Common Green Darner - many, inc. tandem ovipositing Y, I, LP
>>> Blue-eyed Darner - some, Y, I, LP
>>> White-belted Ringtail - several, males and femalesY, I, LP
>>> Red-tailed Pennant - some, males and females Y, I
>>> Western Pondhawk - a few, males and females Y, I
>>> Roseate Skimmer - many, males and females Y, I
>>> *Blue Dasher - some, male and females Y, I, *LP (sight record only,
>>> no photo
>>> or specimen, but seen well by 3 participants)
>>> *Wandering Glider - a few, Y, *LP
>>> Spot-winged Glider - very few, Y
>>> *Mexican Amberwing - quite a few, Y, I, *LP
>>> Variegated Meadowhawk - quite a few, Y, I,LP
>>> *Black Saddlebags - many, Y, I, *LP
>>> The 'swat' team of Sandra Hunt-von Arb, Kathy & Dave Biggs, Juddy
>>> Canello, Bob
>>> Miller and Leslie Flint drove into La Paz County from 4-5 in the
>>> Besides the 3 county records, all found at Smoke Tree Pt., we
>>> enjoyed seeing the Painted Desert, a recently flooded wash aglow
>>> with small
>>> yellow flowers (but mosquitoes too), and the burro dust bowls. We
>>> were even
>>> rewarded by finding a wild burro who brayed at Bob & Leslie who were
>>> in car 2
>>> at that point! Car 1 saw a 2nd burro though. The military base we
>>> skirted had
>>> large weapons, tanks, helicopters and more on display, and we even
>>> saw a fake
>>> Afgan village they use for training purposes. A note - as we entered
>>> La Paz
>>> County, the total # of species that had ever been recorded there was
>>> 12, when
>>> we left, we'd seen 11 species there, in just one hour at just one
>>> that's because we added 3.
>>> We had dinner this night at Applebees, and many people left for home
>>> immediately thereafter.
>>> The last day, Monday, those few of us left (the Biggs, Ron Oriti,
>>> and Leslie
>>> Flint) felt that we'd covered the territory well enough, and to the
>>> best of my
>>> knowledge the only Ode stops made were out of the Blitz area....such
>>> as the
>>> Biggs's stopping at Salton Sea to see the Blue-footed Boobies and
>>> also seeing
>>> Roseate Skimmers and Mexican Amberwings there.
>>> Bob Miller - organizer & field trip leader
>>> Kathy & Dave Biggs - co-organizer
>>> Juddy Canello
>>> Lesley Flint
>>> Sandra Hunt-von Arb
>>> Greg Lasley - TX
>>> Ron Oriti
>>> Dave Welling
>>> BJ Stacey
>>> Bruce and Roxi Aird
>>> Jim and Charlene Castle
>>> Ali Sheehey
>>> OH YES - NEED TO SEE THE PHOTO PROOF FOR DESERT FORKTAIL. PLEASE SEND!!