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Order Birds & Beans Coffee from MAS and support habitat conservation for the Wood Thrush in Central America.
Regular 12 oz. - $14.00
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To pre-order your coffee for pick-up at the monthly meeting email Jan Fowler [janmfowler@gmail.com] and provide him with the following information: Name, Phone Number, Email address, Number of bags desired, Type of coffee, Grind type, and Size.
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Thursday, February 1st • 7:15 PM • Tyvola Senior Center
After many years spent searching for birds in the field, some birders slowly metamorphose into butterfliers! Those that do discover another new and exciting hobby that is an excellent complement to birding as a pastime. As a day in the field warms up and bird activity slows – butterflies and skippers become more obvious and active; thus giving the birder an entirely new catalog of critters to pursue. As nighttime descends – moths can become a focus too.
The Carolinas provide habitat for almost 200 species of butterflies and skippers and over a thousand kinds of moths. Each has its own unique host plant associations and habitat needs. Most of these small scale-winged insects are truly a joy to behold.
At this month’s meeting, three staff with Mecklenburg County’s Division of Natural Resources will join together to share with us some details about butterflies, skippers, and moths in Mecklenburg County and the inventory and monitoring work the county has been involved with for the past two decades.
Don Seriff – will share with us an introduction to “The State of the Butterflies” in Mecklenburg County. He is a founding member of the Carolina Butterfly Society and has been working with the Division for 25 years.
Lenny Lampel – will provide the group with a look at Mecklenburg County’s moth inventory program and will share with you his findings. Lenny has been a biologist with the division for over a decade.
Chris Talkington – will introduce everyone to the Greater Charlotte Chapter of the Carolina Butterfly Society and the field trips and activities planned for 2018. Chris is an expert in butterflies, moths, and in dragonflies as well.
Flutter on over to the Tyvola Senior Center (2225 Tyvola Rd.) on Thursday, February 1st to learn more about these diminutive winged creatures. Refreshments start at 6:45 PM with the program starting at 7:15 PM.
 
 
 
 
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