Dragonfly Society of the Americas 2003 Annual Meeting in California

California was proud to host the 2003 Annual Meeting
of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas (DSA).
In all, 65.5 members participated (one was a real dog!), with 62.5 attending the main meeting(s)/field trip(s) in Williams and 28.5 attending the post meeting (some folks only attended the post meeting).
Click here to see Pix at Roy Beckemeyer's site
Click here to see the group photo and others by Blair Nikula
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Other folks' dragonfly images from the trips are linked to from the page describing that field trip.

New Commemorative DSA '03 shirt with image of Desert Spiketail

DATE: June 20-22, 2003
PLACE: Williams, Colusa Co., CA

Williams was our central location for visiting some the best California sites with western endemic species.

The group gathered informally on Thursday, June 19 at Granzella's and field trips began on Friday morning. Field trips were all day Friday and Saturday (see below) with meetings/presentations on Friday and Saturday evenings. On Sunday June 22, those who could attend the post-meeting trip left for Owens Valley.

Click here to learn about and join the DSA

Odonata Activities

Field trips:
Click on links to learn what was seen at these sites:
The Biggs brought 2 mini-vans which were available for transportation to field trip locations and used them at Bear Creek/Pope Creek the first day and at Chico area the 2nd.

1. Opportunities to collect and observe Pacific Odonata abound at Pope Creek
and Bear Creek in the rugged coastal mountains of California!
Bear and Pope Creeks
Bear Creek is west of Williams on Highway 20 (~20 min. drive) - leaders Kathy & Dave Biggs
Pope Creek/Cold Canyon is in the Lake Berryessa State Recreation Area - leader Andy Rehn

2. Retrace C.H. Kennedy's Steps!
Chico area: Cherry Hill/Upper Bidwell Park

These areas are north east of Williams and support a diverse western odonate fauna - leader Tim Manolis

3. Fouts Spring, Goat Mt. Rd:
leaderless side trip

4. Post trip: Owens Valley
leaders: Andy Rehn & Dennis Paulson

5. 'Mini-post trip':
a short trip to find Ischnura gemina (San Francisco Forktail) and Zoniagrion exclamationis Exclamation Damsel.

At least 11 county records were made during the DSA field trips and another 5 during the post-trip!

Granzella's Hotel in Williams was our main meeting place.
The evening meetings were held in their conference room.

Books about CA's Dragonflies (Odonata):

Link for the NEW book: Dragonflies and Damselflies of California by Tim Manolis

Link for the book: Common Dragonflies of California by Kathy Biggs

Click here to go to a list of California species.

Click here to go to Kathy Biggs' California Odonata site with descriptions and photos of all species.

Click here for Ron Lyon's Odonata of California .

View who had signed up to come

Any questions or comments, or send your sightings from the meeting: contact Tim Manolis and/or Kathy Biggs and/or Andy Rehn