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ENT109: Insect Taxonomy and Field Ecology

BUG BOOT CAMP: The Experience



Above: Aerial nets and Winkler samplers against Sagehen’s laboratory at dusk

Sagehen Creek Field Station is located at about 6,800 feet on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, in a vegetation mosaic of Jeffrey pine, fir and sagebrush. Conditions at the field station are “comfortably rustic,” with dormitory cabins, and communal eating, washing, and laboratory space.

We take excursions to a wide range of other habitats, including mixed (transition zone) forest, montane chaparral, alpine meadows, and Great Basin desert.

All photos © Alex Wild 2002 and may not be used without permission
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