AE21 Intro to Butterfly Ecology

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Wednesday September 15

1:00 PM  –  2:30 PM

Intro to Butterfly Ecology

Instructor: Dan Lazar

Wednesday, September 15; 1 - 2:30 p.m.

SPECIAL PRICING $25 Non-member** (**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes. Become an Arboretum Member!)

BRN Elective (1 hour)

Part of Butterfly Month at The North Carolina Arboretum classes and programs in September!


A butterfly alights on an ironweed and unfolds its magnificent wings, revealing iridescent bands of ethereal blue. The shimmering colors augment and decrease as the insect slowly raises and lowers its wings. But this vibrant display is not meant for our eyes; it is a warning to predatory birds. Explore the many interrelationships between butterflies, plants and birds in this illustrated lecture. The secret of life is written on the wings of a butterfly.

Dan Lazar served for many years as the director of education at the Western North Carolina Nature Center, followed by several years as executive director of the Colburn Earth Science Museum. Dan has a degree in forest biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and has been an instructor in the Blue Ridge Naturalist program since 2005.


This class is offered at a low cost in recognition of Monarch Month at the Arboretum with the option to include a suggested donation appearing in your cart at check out. Your generous contributions go to support conservation-centered education programs at the Arboretum.

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