Butterflies and Brews: Keeping Track of Maine’s Scaled Jewels

Posted Feb. 05, 2014, at 10:41 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 10, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Sea Dog Restaurant, River Driver event room, Bangor, Maine

For more information: Holly Twining; 989-2591

BANGOR, Maine — Beat the winter blues and join the Penobscot Valley Chapter of Maine Audubon at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Sea Dog Restaurant, River Driver event room, for a free program featuring brilliantly colored native butterflies. Maine IF&W biologist Phillip deMaynadier, Ph.D., will present the biology and identification of Maine’s butterflies and moths. Butterflies play an important ecological role as pollinators for wildflowers, and as prey for larger species from dragonflies to warblers. They are also indicators of ecosystem stress. Despite growing local interest in butterfly conservation, Maine has only a baseline level of knowledge. Phillip will update us on the Maine Butterfly Survey, a citizen-science effort to document the status of our butterflies.