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

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.