March Nature Night: A Natural History of Butterflies
Mar 27, 2013
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
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Everyone loves butterflies, but how many of us know what they do, how they act, and how they make their living as creatures? Let alone caterpillars! Why are some kinds common, and others rare? And what accounts for their beauty, diversity, and singular attraction for us humans?In this colorful talk, lepidopterist/writer Robert Michael Pyle explores the lifestyles and elegant adaptations of butterflies and moths, whose wings have been called "canvasses of evolution." We will also consider the limiting factors that keep butterflies from overflowing, and the particular attractions that the land holds for them--whether in our nature reserves and public lands, or our own yards and gardens. Bob will take questions, and afterward, several of his books will be available, including his newest title, The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion.
Tickets are free, but registration is required. Click the button above to register.
***This Nature Night presentation will be held at the Tower Theater in Bend on the last Wednesday of the month. Help support our your local brewery by buying a beer while you learn more about nature! Thanks to GoodLife Brewing Company, Suntrack Sound Arbor Mortgage, and Lind/White Group at Merrill Lynch for making Nature Nights possible.***
Robert Michael Pyle is a lepidopterist and author who has published over five hundred articles, essays, papers, and sixteen books. He has a Ph.D. from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University and is a Guggenheim fellow. Pyle founded the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation in 1974. His books include Wintergreen, which won the John Burroughs Medal, Chasing Monarchs, as well as The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies, and The Butterflies of Cascadia, and several other standard butterfly works. Pyle lives in Grays River, Washington with his wife, Thea.