Alpine Pollinator Ecology in Eastern Oregon
Photos by August Jackson and Kathleen Pyle
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Instructor: August Jackson
Dates: August 14-16, 2020
Location: Meet and lodge at Malheur Field Station, Harney County, OR
Tuition incl. 2 nights shared dorm room: $270
Extra nights or single bedroom: add $30 per night
Commuter tuition: $210
Naturalist Certificate Credits: 16 hrs.
$30.00 – $270.00
The unique mingling of desert and alpine plant communities makes Steens Mountain a hotspot for insect diversity. In some years, large migrations of butterflies and dragonflies can be observed along the summit ridge. We’ll explore Steens Mountain’s varied habitats, identifying pollinators and their associated plant species with a particular focus on regional bee fauna. More than 300 species of bees are likely to be found on Steens, including more than a dozen bumble bee species. We’ll spend most of our time observing insects in the field, with some time for lecture and specimen observation at the Malheur Field Station.