ICO 2019 Post Trip to the Rio Grande Valley, July 20-24th

Cost: $400 USD. Click here to register.

Registration includes:

  • roundtrip transportation to the Rio Grande Valley (“the Valley”) from Austin
  • transportation with the group will in the Valley
  • lodging at the Alamo Inn
  • breakfast and lunch (sandwiches for the field) while we are in the Valley
  • entrance fees to the parks

Registration DOES NOT include:

  • food while traveling to the Valley
  • dinners when in the Valley
  • any alcohol
  • any souvenirs

Please note: There are a limited number of spots available for this post-Congress trip, therefore we are limiting the availability to those who have registered to attend the Congress. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

Trip details

The Rio Grande Valley (“the Valley”) is a hotspot for odonates, butterflies and birds. People travel from all over the world to get a glimpse of some of the unique critters that call the Valley home.

The Valley is located on the Texas-Mexico border where the star is on the map to the right.

We will leave Austin on July 20th early in the morning for a 5 hour chartered bus ride to Alamo, Texas. On the way we may stop at a spot or two to see unique odonates and stop for lunch. We will end up a the Alamo Inn.

If we have time on the evening of the 20th we will try and visit a local spot for dragonflies. On the 21-23 we will visit some of the well known dragonfly locations at various parks like Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, NABA butterfly park, and Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.

We will head back to Austin on the morning of July 24th and return by 5 PM.

We will be able to do some limited collecting of odonates at several state parks on this trip.