AE22 Painted Wings: An Introduction to Butterflies & Moths

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Thursday September 15

10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Painted Wings: An Introduction to Butterflies & Moths

ONLINE | Two Sessions: Thursdays, September 15 & 22, 10 AM - 12 PM

Instructor: Carlton Burke

$55 Non-member Adult**

(**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.)

Certificate Credit: BRN Elective, BREG Elective


Western North Carolina has an abundance of butterfly and moth species. Carlton Burke provides an introduction to identifying and understanding the life cycles of these delicate creatures with painted wings. Learn more about conservation efforts and ways to attract and protect them in your home landscape.


Carlton Burke is a naturalist and educator who operates Carolina Mountain Naturalists, an educational service which offers wildlife and nature educational programs throughout western North Carolina. He also was on the staff of the western North Carolina Nature Center in Asheville for over 25 years as the Curator of Exhibits. Carlton co-hosts a weekly radio program NATURE NEWS and is also a NC state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

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  • This class will be taught online via Zoom. Make sure your Zoom app is up to date. 
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