Great Basin Butterflies CANCELLED

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Instructor: Dana Ross, M.S.
Dates: Friday – Monday, July 10-13, 2020
Location: Meet and lodge at Malheur Field Station, Harney County, OR
Tuition includes 3 nights shared dorm room: $335
Commuter tuition: $245
Extra nights or single bedroom: add $30 per night
Naturalist Certificate Credits: 16 hrs.



Cancelled due to Covid-19. Please stay tuned for future programming.

From Steens Mountain to the Alvord Desert, from alpine to meadow to sagebrush steppe, butterflies and moths abound in this hotspot for Northern Great Basin species. We will base our studies at Malheur Field Station, where we’ll learn both the typical and rare species historically seen in southeast Oregon in a classroom session and by examining collected specimens. Then we’ll foray over the weekend and into Monday, exploring desert canyons, lakes and roadsides and Steens Mountain streams, canyons, steppe and summit. Findings may include swallowtails, checkerspots, cop­pers, Admirals, fritillaries and blues and whites.

Report on the 2019 field course by instructor Dana Ross.

YouTube video of the 2019 Great Basin Butterflies.