Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
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
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,
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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