The 2013 Essig Field Trip was to Davis Camp near Isabella Lake in Kern County, California. We were joined this year by David Maddison of Oregon State, and his graduate student John Sproul, as well as a number of UC Berkeley staff and students. The area surrounding Davis Camp (35.615278, -118.617269) was mostly pine and oak forest being invaded by incense cedar, with scattered meadows and springs. An extensive area of chaparral (35.669055,-118.56748) was in bloom on the way to Isabella Lake and produced many flower-visiting beetles, wasps, bees, and butterflies. A weekend trip to the Kern River (35.794738, -118.449576) targeted dragonflies and damselflies as part of a 100 year resurvey project throughout California.