What can a birder do in the middle of the day when the sun is high and bird activity may be low? Why look at other critters, of course, like butterflies, and dragonflies and damselflies – insects that are active when the day warms up.
On this trip, you’ll have an opportunity to identify these insects in the field. Water features at Galveston Island State Park attract adult dragonflies and damselflies and also provide an opportunity to look at their larvae and other aquatic critters we catch with a dip net. Wildflowers along the park’s trails become feeding stations for butterflies.
And of course we won’t ignore the birds! Galveston Island State Park is a wonderful birding location, with its mosaic of coastal habitats attracting waterbirds as well as upland species. Get ready for a fun and fascinating experience! (Note: Chilly and/or windy conditions may result in fewer insects to be seen – but this should be great for birds, regardless.)
Suggested equipment: binoculars, close focus if possible.
Bring water, snacks
Bus & Walk