Vacation Day Four: Resting Up

OK, today I’m resting up a little bit from the last few days, and getting some housework done (little bit at a time).  I’ve got laundry, dishes, tidying up the bedroom, and washing the car on my list.  Let’s see how many I actually to.  Hah!

I’ve signed up for a two day dragonfly seminar in July with Kathy Biggs (who just a lecture for Tuleyome’s “Nature and You” lecture series.  There were only 2 spots left when I signed up so I was able to grab one of them.  Yippie!


Instructors: Kathy and Dave Biggs
Dates: Saturday-Sunday, July 18-19, 2015
Location: Siskiyou County, California; lodging at Flowing Waters Retreat Center in Stewart Springs

This year we’ll shift to northern California and focus on the southern Siskiyous’ gorgeous dragonflies. Species we’ll likely see include the Petaltail, Clubtails, Cruiser and Emerald and Skimmer dragonflies and the Spreadwing,  Broad-winged and Pond damselflies. Our home base will be the serene Flowing Waters Retreat Center, which has its own mountain stream. On the first morning, we’ll concentrate on dragonflies’ unique biology, life cycles and identification, then spend the afternoon at a nearby lake. Day 2 will focus on more unusual mountain species. A field trip to high mountain lakes and a creek will follow a short morning indoor session. In the field we’ll practice species identifications and behavior interpretations.
Treat yourself to a full-fledged naturalist retreat by lodging in Namasté House boasting three bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen,  deck overlooking Parks Creek and a refreshing swimming hole. The house sleeps 13, including two double beds for couples. Very limited campsites are also available. A two-night minimum stay is required in order to lodge here. Visit for more information.

Sounds like it should be FANTASTIC.  I’m a little confused about what nights we’ll be spending at the house. I think it’s Friday and Saturday, the 17th and 18th… and the classes are on the 18th and 19th, and then you leave, but I’m not sure.  That’ll be clarified before July I’m sure.