[CT Birds] Butterfly program

jaybrd49 at aol.com jaybrd49 at aol.com
Mon Apr 12 19:06:17 EDT 2010


 For those butterfly enthusiasts among the birders, you might be interested in the following program to be held this Sunday:

Annual Betty Kleiner Lecture - Lifestyles of East CoastButterflies
On Sunday, April 18th at 2 PM, Richard Cech will be the featuredspeaker at Roaring Brook Nature Center's annual Betty Kleiner MemorialLecture. Butterfly lifestyles reflect intimate links with the hostplants on which they feed. Why do butterflies select certain hosts? Howdo host plants fight back against browsing caterpillars? How does plantchoice affect other key aspects of a butterfly's lifestyle, from whenit emerges as an adult to how it spends the winter? Find out theanswers to these questions, plus many interesting and surprising factsabout butterflies' hidden lives. Rick Cech, a former West Hartfordresident, is co-author of "Butterflies of the East Coast:An Observer's Guide" 
Admission to this program is free to Hartford Audubon Societymembers as well as members of the Connecticut Butterfly Association and the Connecticut Ornithological Association. The program fee is $5.00 for others. Additional information is available bycalling the Nature Center at (860) 693-0263.

Jay Kaplan

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