• Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Learn about the diversity and ecology of dragonflies and damselflies at 4 or 5 stops that contain summer water (perennial creek, seep in grassland, seep in woodland, deep pool in a seasonal creek, and a seep in chaparral). We hope to get close-up (in hand) views of these exquisite creatures with Sandra Hunt-von Arb, dragonfly enthusiast and senior biologist with Pacific Northwestern Biological.

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

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Sandra Hunt von-Arb has been a wildlife biologist in Northern California specializing in sensitive and endangered species since the mid 1990’s. More recently she has found her true passion, dragonflies and damselflies, aka odonates. Sandra surveys for the Endangered Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly in Illinois. She started and manages the Facebook page Western Odonata, participates in CalOdes for reporting dragonfly sightings, is an Odonata Central vetter for odonate records in California, participates and helps to organize annual CalOdes Dragonfly Blitzes. She has also presented and/or led field trips on dragonflies for Godwit Days Bird Festival, Redwood Region Audubon Society, Plumas Audubon Society, Point Reyes Field Institute, and Redwood Parks Association & Tolowa Dunes Stewards, among others.

Questions? Contact ACR Education Specialist David Self or 707.431.8184 ext. 503