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Monday, June 2, 2003

Big Bend to host butterfly seminar July 4 weekend

Butterflies own the summer months at Big Bend National Park, just as birds seem to dominate the spring. This July 4th weekend, noted Texas naturalist Roland ("Ro") Wauer will teach a seminar on the colorful and delicate butterflies of the area, sponsored by the Big Bend Natural History Association.

At times in the summer the butterflies are so thick in the air that it resembles a pastel snowstorm. More than 125 butterfly species have been recorded for Big Bend National Park. "Butterflies of Big Bend" is designed to find and identify all the species that occur in the park at this time of year. The course will cover identification techniques and habitats, from the desert lowlands to the Chisos Mountains woodlands, depending upon where the best flowering areas are.

Roland Wauer is a retired National Park Service naturalist and biologist. He is the author of Butterflies of West Texas Parks and Preserves, Birds of Big Bend National Park and Vicinity, The Naturalist's Big Bend, and many other volumes on natural history.

Cost for the seminar is $150 per person or $135 for members of the association. Seminar participants also receive free admittance to the park plus free camping in one of the group campgrounds. For this seminar, the campsite is in the Chisos Basin.

This is but one of the 20 seminars sponsored this year by the non-profit Big Bend Natural History Association 19 in Big Bend National Park and one at Amistad National Recreation Area in Del Rio. Each year experts in various fields meet with small groups to offer in-depth knowledge and insight. To register for seminars or to receive a complete catalog, or to purchase checklists and guidebooks, write to the Big Bend Natural History Association at P.O. Box 196, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834 or call 432-477-2236 or e-mail to

Ft Stockton plans Sunday summer concerts/h2>

The Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce proudly presents a summer series of exciting and interesting music under the stars at Zero Stone Park. Emphasizing the highest standards of quality and entertainment, this series will be the first of its kind.

This year's set of 5 concerts will delight music lovers of all ages with music ranging from traditional bluegrass and jazz to rancheras and classical music. The bands will please the most sophisticated ears and may even have you dancing on the lawn.

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and pack a dinner if you wish. Blue Moon Concerts in the Park is a great way to spend your Sunday evenings with family, friends and the most entertaining musical acts around.

Admission is free. The concert schedule is as follows:

June 8 - The Sandhills Bluegrass Band

June 22 - El Mariachi Aguila

July 4 - Jammin' on the Park

July 27 - Technical jazz

Aug. 10 - TBA

All shows with the exception of July 4 are 7:30-9:30pm on Sunday. For More Information call (432) 336-2264 or (800) 336-2166.

GED testing today, Tuesday at PHS

GED Testing has been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at 4:45 p.m., at the Pecos High School.

Examinees must present a Texas Driver's License or Texas Department of Public Safety ID Card.

For more information contact Pat Cobos or Eva Arriola, PHS Counselors, at 447-7229.

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