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Greet Spring Butterflies

Posted March 21, 2013, at 1:56 p.m.
Red Admiral by Larry Meade
Red Admiral by Larry Meade

Wildlife biologist Phil deMaynadier will lead a presentation on spring butterflies at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, March 26 at 12:00 noon.

Maine is an area abundant with native butterflies. deMaynadier’s presentation will introduce the audience to a variety of butterfly species who will be arriving “home” to Maine after spending winter in the South. He will also talk about butterfly conservation efforts and research and what steps to take to welcome and foster butterfly populations in the home landscape.

Phillip deMaynadier is the leader for the Reptile, Amphibian, and Invertebrate Group at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. He conducts surveys and mapping efforts for butterflies, dragonflies, amphibians, and reptiles. Phillip received his doctorate in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine in 1996.

This talk is part of Merryspring ‘s 2013 Winter Talk Series, co-sponsored by The First and Allen Insurance and Financial.

Admission is free for Merryspring members, with a nominal fee of $5 for non-members.

Merryspring is a member-supported, non-profit nature education center and park located at the end of Conway Road just off Rt. 1 by the Hannaford Shopping Plaza in Camden. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239.

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