Southwest Wings: Spring Fling Field Trip – T6 Sierra Vista Area Butterflies and Dragonflies

Join leader Rich Bailowitz (co-author of several butterfly books as well as Field Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of Arizona and Sonora) as we search for some of the butterflies and dragonflies of the Sierra Vista area.

The day will include stops in Escapule Canyon (near the San Pedro River) and in Huachuca Canyon, at various elevations between 4,500 and 6,500ft. A net will be used to catch and release insects for up-close species identification. This trip is best suited for butterfly and dragonfly enthusiasts of all skill levels. Wear good walking shoes, a hat, and bring your own lunch and water. Hiking Difficulty: 3 moderate. Guide Rich Bailowitz.

PLEASE NOTE: The drive up Huachuca Canyon can be rough and is only suitable for vehicles with good clearance.

PLEASE NOTE: This trip enters Fort Huachuca and a visitor’s pass is required. If you are eligible, please obtain your pass before the trip as there may not be time to get one on the day. See Visitor access

Meeting place: Parking lot of Plaza Vista Mall, Sierra Vista at 8.00am. On the north side of E Charleston Road just off Hwy 90, in front of Bealls Outlet/Ulta Beauty/Planet Fitness. Map link.

  • Audience: Adult
  • Genre: Field Sciences
  • Type: Field Trip/Outdoor Activity, Workshop

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May 05 2022


8:00 am - 3:00 pm



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