Saturday, July 29 at 10:30am – 11:30am; Boardman Road Branch Library
Victor DeMasi lepidopterist will present to you on a sunny day walk through his butterfly meadow in Redding, Connecticut. Along the way we will view some of the rare and common species he has seen there in 40 years of stewardship. Victor will explain life histories of some of our species and how a butterfly garden promotes a diversity of Aurelian beauties. Comments will include a discussion of butterflies in our changing environment with issues such as climate change and invasive plant species. The complex demise of the Monarch Butterfly will receive particular emphasis. He will go on to explore his studies in the biology of the Tiger swallowtail, one of our spectacular butterflies.