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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.
Date: Saturday August 18th, 2018
Location: Lower Village Museum, China Camp State Park
Admission: Members- Free
Space is limited and reservations are required. To reserve, send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.