Saturday, July 28, 2018

THE WORLD OF BUTTERFLIES with Pat Sutton - Aug. 21

Butterflies are an incredibly beautiful and diverse group of insects that are around us throughout the warmer months. Have you ever enjoyed the beauty of a butterfly without knowing what species it was, or wanted to know how to attract them to your yard? Have you heard about the struggles butterflies are having in today's environment? This is your chance to learn all about butterflies and conservation from a local expert and founding board member of the North American Butterfly Association - Pat Sutton.

Learn about butterfly life cycles, their relationships to the plant world, odd behaviors, survival in a world filled with hungry predators, the spectacular migration of some species and the restricted range of others, and tips for easy identification. There will be an indoor illustrated presentation on butterfly biology, resources, and ID, but most of the day will be spent in the field. Pollinator gardening principals will be seen in action as the group visits private wildlife gardens (including Sutton’s) and natural areas near Cape May Court House and Goshen. Cape May County hosts 107 species of butterflies. If it is a good year for Monarchs, they may be plentiful.  Join Pat on this exciting Cape May School of Birding workshop. Preregistration required. $90 members, $120 nonmembers.

Tuesday, August 21
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Register now at: CMBO Programs

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