Monday, April 7, 2008

Butterfly Meeting

Here's an announcement for anyone in northern Minnesota interested in learning more about butterflies (wish I lived a little closer to Duluth!):

Butterfly Club Open House
Think Spring! Think Butterflies!

The Northern Crescents chapter of the NABA (North American Butterfly Association) is hosting an open house Tuesday, April 15 at the Gander Lodge at Duluth's Gander Mountain from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

View displays, browse through butterfly books, talk to members about how to make your garden friendlier to butterflies, how to identify butterflies, which binoculars are best to use to see them, and how you might join in on the various club activities. This evening is free and open to everyone interested in butterflies.


April said...

That is a precious picture! Lovely spring colors. I wish I was closer, too. It sounds like it will be a fantastic evening.

Mary said...

Ooops! I can't make it but I wish I'll be there, right? Mrs. Monarch?

mon@rch said...

Many have been seeing butterflies around here but I have not seen them yet! Just has to be any day now!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a beautiful picture. I can't wait until we have some butterflies flitting around the garden. I have seen a Mourning Cloak, Sulfur and a Cabbage white so far this spring.

Marsha said...

What a beautiful photo. I saw a mourning cloak on Saturday by Long Lake.

Maybe you'll have to start a SE MN chapter.

Chrisss said...


Larry said...

Each year I've become a little more interested in butterflies. Maybe that's a sign that I'm starting to become a more experienced birder.

RuthieJ said...

Hi April,
The picture is one I took last summer. I'm ready to see butterflies again too.

Hi Mare,
I won't be able to make it either. I'll have to check some "local listings" to see if there are any community ed classes coming up.

Hi Mon@rch,
I saw a report of a Mourning Cloak near Duluth last weekend. Shouldn't be too long for us now (hopefully!)

Hi Lisa,
I'm glad you're seeing some butterflies and they're also finding some flowers to enjoy in your neck of the woods.

Hi Marsha,
Thanks for the suggestion. I checked the NABA website and there's no SE MN chapter, so I sent them an inquiry about information for getting one started. I know there's a lot of butterfly people around Rochester, so maybe we can get something started.

Thank you Chriss (thanks for stopping by my blog too)

Hi Larry,
You ARE becoming a more experienced birder, and just the fact that you're spending more time outside watching birds puts you in touch with more butterflies (not a bad hobby either!)

Mel said...

Wish I could go :(