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PicampallOrnithological Association

Picampall Nature School

If you want to enjoy yourself and take part in conservation, research and discover the rich diversity of birdlife and nature in Terres de l’Ebre, here are some appetizing ideas (soon you will be able to consult a full calendar of activities on the Picampall webpage) to help you get to know the ornithological richness and nature of Terres de l’Ebre at first hand, during the first half of this year.

19 April
Botanical trip

9:00 h. Meet in Amposta and transfer by private vehicle
9:30-13:30 h. Botanical trip
14:00 h. Return to Amposta
Teacher: Antoni Curcó, PhD in Biology at Barcelona University (2003) with a thesis on “Studies on vegetation on the Ebro: flora, vegetation and ecology of vegetable communities”. At present, he is working as a technician at the Delta del Ebro Nature Park, in the field of conservation and research. Since 1989, he has carried out various kinds of research at the Ebro delta, especially in the sectors of floral, phytocoenology, cartography and ecology of various vegetable communities.

Price: €15 members; €25 non-members. Under 18s: €10. Under 10s: free.

May
Course on bird songs

Teacher: José Luis Copete
Practical experience trip: Alfacada Lagoon and different places on the Ebro Delta

28 June
Insectwatching - A free course which is subsidized by the Parque Natural del Delta del Ebro. Limited places.

Theory: Terres de l’Ebre Museum, Amposta
Practical experience trip: Different places on the Ebro Delta
Meeting point: Terres de l’Ebre Museum, Amposta http://goo.gl/maps/nM8c5
Contents
The Ebro delta is an outstanding place because the nature there is extremely interesting; however, one of the least known sectors is invertebrate fauna. The aim of this course is to find out about a part of this fauna: insects, and discover the 30 most emblematic species here; 30 insects which are incredibly important because they are unique, rare or even very familiar.
Some of these species can be found when you visit the countryside, but others are introduced in the theoretical part and cannot be found in the countryside in the month when the trip takes place.

Programme
10:00 to 12:00 h. Meeting and introduction to course, including a talk on the 30 insects which are so important to the Delta.
12:00 to 20:00 h. Practical session on different parts of the Ebro Delta (Ullals de Baltasar, Tancada lagoon, Trabucador beach).
Teacher: Pere Luque, a biologist from Terres de l’Ebre Museum and co-president of the Catalunya Oxygastra-GEOC Odonata Study Group. An entomologist who is carrying out his doctoral thesis on dragonflies in Terres de l’Ebre, and has previously studied these insects as well as butterflies at the Ebro Delta. He has given various conferences on insects at the Ebro Delta as well as courses on odonatas and lepidopteras.

Observations: you will need to wear suitable clothing and footwear, and take binoculars, breakfast, lunch and a drink. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Information and registration: call +34 608 865 566, or info@picampall.org or at www.picampall.org

For more information: www.picampall.org, (in the Activities and Courses section).