(Creole Pearly-eye photographed by Allen Belden: https://sightings.naba.org/sightings/5065)
On Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Panola Mountain State Park, please join us as we hear from Dr. James Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology, University of Georgia. Dr. Porter will announce a major new discovery of the presence of three lookalike species of Pearly Eye butterflies within Athens-Clarke County’s newest conservation area, The Tallassee Forest. The presence of three virtually indistinguishable, but genetically distinct, species at the same time and in the same place is almost unheard of outside the tropics. Athens-Clarke County’s decision to purchase the Tallassee Forest with public funds and a grant from the Riverview Foundation has preserved a natural area that protects, not just rare species, but also a rare ecological phenomenon. Please also save the date for a butterfly walk on June 17, 2017, An Insiders Trip to the Tallassee Forest, Athens-Clarke County’s newest conservation area, led by Dr. Porter.
Note: $5 parking fee
(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
There will be a meeting on December 11th at 2:00 PM at the home of Dean and Sally Jue (3455 Dorchester Ct., Tallahassee) to plan our chapter’s 2017 programs, activities, and events. If you have suggestions for the 2017 calendar, please pass the information along to any of our chapter officers. Their e-mail addresses are on our chapter website at http://www.naba-hairstreak.com/contact.html. If you want to attend the meeting, please e-mail Dean at email@example.com so we can accommodate you.
Tuesday, October 11th is the monthly chapter meeting for Florida-Broward County, featuring speaker Paddy Cunningham, Landscaping for Butterflies and Birds. It’s held at the UF-IFAS Broward County Extension Education Conference Room, 3245 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314 from 6:30pm-8:30pm.