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Village Talk: Butterflies!

August 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

August’s Village Talk:

The Beauty and Mystique of Butterflies

Join Dr. Peter Oboyski, curator and manager of the Essig Museum of Entomology at UC Berkeley as he discusses the biology and diversity of butterflies. There will be specimens of local butterflies to view and information about how to attract butterflies to your yard.

Butterflies are some of the most conspicuous insects we see when hiking and gardening, yet they still hold many mysteries. Some are territorial over a few square meters of habitat, while others migrate great distances. Some are common pests, while others are endangered, and one local butterfly has gone extinct. And they have complex relationships with the plants they feed on and the predators that attack them, both as larvae and adults.

 

Peter Oboyski is an entomologist who has been studying Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) in the western US, Hawaii, Tahiti, and Indonesia for over 20 years.   

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Date:  Saturday August 18th, 2018    

Location: Lower Village Museum,  China Camp State Park

Time:  6pm-7pm

Admission: Members- Free

                    Non-members-$5

Space is limited and reservations are required.  To reserve, send email to: chinacamp.programs@gmail.com, or call (415) 456-0766. Please indicate a) the date of the program you would like to reserve b) your name, c) your phone number, d) the total number of places you are reserving. We will reply to confirm your reservation.

Details

Date:
August 18, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NOTICE: Some sites at the Back Ranch Meadows Campground will be closed Sunday through Thursday from November 14, 2022 until May 13, 2023 due to construction. The group site will remain open during the week. Go to reservecalifornia.com for available reservations.

ADVISORY: December 3, 2023, 8am-2pm. Footrace beginning at Miwok Meadows. Expect increased foot traffic on Shoreline Trail, Oak Ridge Trail, and Bayview trail. Plan your trip to the park accordingly. See calendar for details.