Over 100 species of butterflies can be found in Massachusetts. You can do a number of simple things to attract and provide for them in your neighborhood. This online presentation will cover butterfly diversity, anatomy, life history, and gardening techniques to create a butterfly-welcoming landscape. An optional, self-directed outdoor observation exercise will be offered, with an August 13 follow-up discussion session for those who do the exercise.
Explore the diverse, colorful, and at times surprising world of insects. Learn about their amazing anatomy, life cycles, behavior, and ecological relationships in this online series. Familiarize yourself with conservation threats, existing citizen science projects, and everyday actions you can take to help keep local insects and their habitats healthy. Each weekly class will include an optional, self-directed outdoor observation exercise and a 30-minute follow-up virtual discussion session a week later, providing an opportunity for you to observe insects on your own and share your discoveries with classmates and the presenters.
Each program of the series will focus on a different topic.
Join us for one, some or all!
24 hours before program start you will receive login information and instructions to join this program via Microsoft Teams.