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VES Events and Field Trips for 2017

We like to get outside. So here's a list of field outings and events. If you have something to add, send it to our webmaster, Bryan Pfeiffer.

 VES Calendar for 2017


April 9 and April 30:  Dates for VES assistance with Zadock Thompson Collection, located at 202A Torrey Hall (next to UVM’s Billings Hall).   Specialist help is needed most urgently in identification of Northeast U.S. Lepidoptera, Hemiptera, and many small orders such as Collembola, Trichoptera, etc.  Additional orders requiring attention include:  Hymenoptera (mostly Vespidae); Odonata (Aeshnidae, Libellulidae, Corduliidae), and Orthoptera (Acrididae, Tettigoniidae), and many specimens of Diptera from all families. Contact:  Laura Caicedo-Quiroga at lcaicedo@uvm.edu, or Jim Talbot at jtalbot9172@gmail.com (Tel. 802-598-2055)


May 12-13:  VES has been invited to participate in a BioBlitz at Mercy Farm, 56 Howard Hill Road, Benson, VT. The Blitz will take place from 3 p.m. on the 12th to 3 p.m. on the 13th.  Contact: Betty Secord at 802-537-4531 or at bsecord56@gmail.com.


May 14:  Brett Engstrom will conduct his annual Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk in Marshfield.  Not a VES event, but highly recommended; 1PM, Stranahan Town Forest parking lot on Hollister Hill Rd.


June 3: Black Fly Festival in Adamant.  (See http://www.blackflyfestival.org/)  VES will have a display table.  Anyone who would like to help should contact Michael at mothvet@yahoo.com or 802-595-9024 (cell), 802-426-2133 (home).


June 15:  VES members Joanne Russo and Laura Gaudette will be giving a presentation on moths at the One World Conservation Center in Bennington, where there is a special need for additional moth data. The program will begin at 7pm. The OWCC is at 413 US Route 7S, Bennington, VT 05201. Website is at http://oneworldconservationcenter.org/


June 24: Chickering Bog Natural Area, Lightning Ridge Road, Calais, VT (See

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/vermont/places-preserves/chickering-bog-natural-area.xml); 11AM meet at trail head on Lightening Ridge Rd.  Contact Michael Sabourin at mothvet@yahoo.com or 802-595-9024 (cell), 802-426-2133 (home).


July 8: 10- noon, Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington. If it’s raining, call the Museum (434-2167) to see if we’ve rescheduled.  Michael Sabourin will lead the outing and can be reached at mothvet@yahoo.com or 802-595-9024 (cell), 802-426-2133 (home).


July 13-16: Dragonfly Society of the Americas, Northern Chapter Regional meeting, Lancaster, NH.  For details, see https://bryanpfeiffer.com/nedsa/.


July 23: National Moth Week event at Buckner Preserve; meet 11AM (the usual) and later at 8PM.  Details to follow.


July 25: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m, Laurie DiCesare will be facilitating “Amazing Odonates: Dragonflies and Damselflies” with an associated field trip on July 29 (10 to noon.) For questions about this introductory class, contact Laurie at NatureHaven@MyFairPoint.net or 802-893-1845. To sign up see Learn.UVM.edu/OLLIor call 802-656-2085.


August 5: 10 to noon, Waterbury Center Day-Use State Park (where Josh Lincoln observed the Double-striped Bluet, Enallagma basidens). Entry at dip in Rt. 100 heading north just before Chittenden Cider Mill. This event will be co-led by Laurie DiCesare (NatureHaven@MyFairPoint.net or 802-893-1845) and Michael Sabourin mothvet@yahoo.com or 802-595-9024 (cell), 802-426-2133 (home).


August 12: (10 to noon) Camp Johnson, Colchester, VT.  Details to follow.


September 23, Black Mountain Natural Area, Dummerston, VT  (See http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/vermont/places-preserves/black-mountain-natural-area.xml)            Details to follow.


October 1:  Winooski Delta, Colchester Bog, Colchester Causeway. Might be a good time to look for day-flying Acrolophus morus; meet 11AM at Airport Park.  Contact Michael Sabourin at mothvet@yahoo.com or 802-595-9024 (cell), 802-426-2133 (home).


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