This notice comes to us by way of Mary Klinkel at SEABA:
Southeast AZ Butterfly Association (SEABA), a chapter of North American Butterfly Association (NABA), invites you to join us in August 2013 for a special Sky Islands Butterfly Blitz.
We will begin with the Ramsey Canyon Butterfly Count (compiler Doug Danforth) in the Huachuca Mountains on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 and conclude with the Patagonia, AZ Butterfly Count on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 (compiler Rich Bailowitz). Butterfly count participants will pay the normal $3 fee collected by the compilers and sent to NABA. There is no additional fee for the counts, but you will need to make your own arrangements for transportation, food and lodging.
Special field trips to Sky Island mountain ranges and US/MX borderlands will be offered each day in-between the butterfly counts. Each day (Sunday 8/4/13 through Friday 8/9/13) will have at least one field trip to various locations in the Sky Islands bioregion of SE AZ. Note: All field trip locations are subject to change at the last minute due to weather, road and habitat conditions. All field trip participants will be responsible for their own transportation, food, lodging and personal items.
Some of the possible locations to be visited on field trips include Chiricahua Mountains, Huachuca Mountains, Pinaleno Mountains, Coronado National Memorial, San Pedro River, Santa Rita Mountains, Baboquivari Mountains, Atascosa Mountains and Pajarito Mountains. Note: All field trip locations are subject to change at the last minute due to weather, road and habitat conditions.
You can sign up for any or all of the days we offer field trips. There is a one-time, non-refundable registration fee and a daily field trip fee. Please see the schedule below. For local expert leaders that you may or may not have heard of, we will limit the number of participants to 15 per field trip and charge $10 per person per day. For well-known butterfly experts we willl limit the number of participants to 10 per field trip and charge $30 per person per day. All registrations will be taken as they are received. You may reserve a spot and we will hold your place until April 30, 2013. If your payment is not received by that date, we will release your spot to the next person on a wait list.
We may add more special field trips with well-known experts, and if so we will let you know as soon as possible. Please reply to Mary Klinkel firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate in these spectacular field trips.
Registration: $10 non-refundable per person if NABA member; $40 non-refundable per person if not NABA member, includes one-year membership in NABA
Field trip fees per day: $10 per person for local expert leaders, max. 15 participants per field trip
National expert field trip leaders include Jim Brock and Rich Bailowitz. Jim Brock will lead a field trip on Friday 8/9/13 and Rich Bailowitz will lead a field trip on a different day TBD (either Mon. 8/4, Tues. 8/5 or Thurs. 8/8). For these field trips, fees are $30 per person per day and there is a maximum of 10 participants per field trip.
We look forward to many exciting discoveries with you in SEABA’s Sky Islands Butterfly Blitz!
Mary Klinkel, coordinator