Spring Butterflies at USDA Graduate School

Holly azure

Holly azure is a univoltine spring species in Maryland

UPDATE 1/2010:  Pat’s told us this course will now be offered every other year, so look for it again in 2011.

Pat Durkin will teach the short course “Spring Butterflies” for the USDA Graduate School in May. The course meets in Chevy Chase (MD) at Woodend, home to the Audubon Naturalist Society, 7 pm – 9 pm for four Wednesdays beginning May 5.

Pat Durkin is director of the Baltimore Checkerspot Restoration Project of Maryland. She teaches courses and lectures widely on Mid-Atlantic butterflies and their conservation for the ANS and other organizations. Her baseline butterfly surveys for the U. S. Park Service include Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Rock Creek National Park. She co-founded the Washington Area Butterfly Club and is a member of the Lepidopterist Society’s Conservation Committee.

The course is expected to focus on a number of univoltine spring butterflies, and the early broods of other Maryland area butterflies.

Cost for the course is $259 and the course number is NATH2375E. For more information or to register, visit http://www.graduateschool.edu/course_details.php?cid=NATH2375E

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