“Butterflies and their Conservation” Course Starts June 8

There are a few spaces left in this class, taught by veteran WABC member Pat Durking.  The course is one of the offerings in the Natural History Field Studies Program, co-sponsored by Audubon Naturalist Society and the Graduate School. The course can be taken as credit toward a Certificate in Natural History Field Studies or as a stand-alone course. To register online, visit http://www.graduateschool.edu/course_details.php?cid=NATH2275E

To read more about Audubon Naturalist Society’s Natural History Field Studies Program and the certificate program, visit  www.audubonnaturalist.org/ 

Butterflies and their Conservation
NATH 2275E, 1 credit
Class dates/time:
 June 8-June 25, Wednesdays, 7-9:30 pm
Field trip dates: June 18 and June 25
Location: Woodend Sanctuary, MD
Tuition: $259
Instructor: Pat Durkin
To Register Online: http://www.graduateschool.edu/course_details.php?cid=NATH2275E
Small-scale conservation projects can do much to help butterflies, whose populations are falling due to urbanization and other factors. Participants will learn to identify butterflies of the region, study principles of butterfly conservation, and work on their own conservation projects, based on greater understanding of butterfly biology, behavior, and habitat requirements. Saturday field trips will include several butterfly conservation projects, a variety of habitats, and possibly a visit to an introduced Baltimore checkerspot colony.

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