Chapters: North New Jersey Meeting 2/7


(Hessel’s Hairstreak, taken by chapter president Sharon Wander and her husband Wade Wander)

The North American Butterfly Association’s New Jersey Butterfly Club invites you to an exciting free program on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s Haggerty Education Center, 53 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960.

Please join us as Wade Wander presents “Persistence, Perspicacity, and Perspiration: All the Other Cool Stuff Seen at the NABA Members Meeting,” a whimsical review of the amazing array of insects, reptiles and amphibians, and birds photographed by New Jersey Butterfly Club members in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

For more information about the NABA – New Jersey Butterfly Club, please visit http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabanj/index.html

Butterfly Habitat Network: Focus on Southern California


(Hermes Copper photographed by Ken Wilson earlier this year)

Lycaena hermes is the focus of today’s entry, where NABA hopes to establish managed habitat for the beleagured Hermes Copper who have suffered habitat loss due to wildfies in Southern California.

Here’s a great introduction to the Hermes Copper from American  Butterflies by Daniel Marschalek:

http://www.naba.org/pubs/ab213_4/ab213_4_Hermes_Copper.pdf

American Butterflies covered the natural disaster during 2003 closely, including this follow-up:

http://www.naba.org/pubs/ab133/ab133hermes_copper_thornes_hairstreak.pdf

Here’s the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service species profile for the Hermes Copper:

https://ecos.fws.gov/ecp0/profile/speciesProfile?spcode=I05C

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