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March 23, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Woodbridge Town Library
10 Newton Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525
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Butterflies in My Backyard

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring is coming to the library! Victor DeMasi will join us for an INSIDE sunny day walk through his butterfly meadow in Redding, Connecticut. Along the way, we will view some of the rare and common species he has seen there in 40 years of stewardship. An impressive display of specimens from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History will be shown; he will also explain life histories of some of our favorite species and how a butterfly garden promotes a diversity of aurelian beauties. Comments will include a discussion of butterflies in our changing environment with issues such as climate change and invasive plant species. The complex demise of the Monarch Butterfly will receive particular emphasis. He will go on to explore his studies in the biology of the Tiger Swallowtail, one of our spectacular butterflies.