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Re: [CalOdes] Blitz species list by location

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  • Kathy & Dave Biggs
    Thanks 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
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      Thanks 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.
      Kathy
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      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!
      >
      > ~Sandra
      >
      > Alexandra “Sandra” Hunt-von Arb
      > Senior Biologist
      > Pacific NorthWestern Biological Resources Consultants, Inc.
      > PNWB, Inc.
      > P.O. Box 2416
      > McKinleyville, CA 95519
      > pnwb@...
      > 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!
      >> Sandra
      >>
      >> Alexandra “Sandra” Hunt-von Arb
      >> Senior Biologist
      >> Pacific NorthWestern Biological Resources Consultants, Inc.
      >> PNWB, Inc.
      >> P.O. Box 2416
      >> McKinleyville, CA 95519
      >> pnwb@...
      >> 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
      >>> concentrated.
      >>>
      >>> 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.
      >>>
      >>> KEY:
      >>> 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
      >>> foliage)
      >>> 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
      >>> afternoon.
      >>> Besides the 3 county records, all found at Smoke Tree Pt., we
      >>> especially
      >>> 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
      >>> site...but
      >>> 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.
      >>>
      >>> Participants:
      >>> 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
      >>> 15
      >>>
      >>> OH YES - NEED TO SEE THE PHOTO PROOF FOR DESERT FORKTAIL. PLEASE SEND!!
      >>>
      >>>
      >>> Cheers!!
      >>> Kathy
      >>>
      >>
      >
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