Insects and Arthropods of the Morongo Basin

Insects and Arthropods of the Morongo Basin
Brand: Desert Institute
Product Code: Field Class 712
Availability: 13
Price: $135.00

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Date/Time: Friday, September 21, 6:30 pm – 9 pm; Sat., Sept. 22, 8:30 am – 1 pm; 5 pm – 9 pm; Sunday, September 23, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Meet at: Black Rock Visitor Center
Fee: $125 JTNPA/PINE members, $135 non member
Credit Fee: $200 JTNPA/PINE member, $210 non member
Instructor: Kurt Leuschner, M. S., Wildlife Ecology, College of the Desert
Hike Level: Easy to Moderate
(Entomology x405, 1.5 unit)
This class is sponsored by the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
Did you know that insects can survive in temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade with little or no water? Kurt Leuschner will explore the lives of the largest group of animals in the world through a study of insect anatomy, survival traits, habitats, and behaviors. Participants will learn to identify and distinguish insects from other arthropods and then practice their skills in the field. Field observations will include Joshua Tree forest, palm oasis, desert, dune, and riparian habitats as well as a special night session with blacklights at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.  Leuschner will share amazing stories of insects including the yucca moth, antlion, and tarantula hawk wasp and their interconnections with the world around them.

If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. Please enter the registrants name exactly as it appears in our membership database. If you are not a member you can become one here. Simply add membership to the cart and choose the discounted class in the options above.

Each participant is required to bring a signed Desert-Institute-Participant-Agreement.pdf to the class. Download it here.



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