Rocky Mountain National Park Butterflies: West of the Divide

August 17th, 2018

$80.00 Adult, Non-Member, ages 16 years or older

$72.00 Adult, Member, ages 16 and older

Learn basic butterfly biology, behavior and identification. Visit several several different habitats on the west slope of the park to search for late summer species, such as Rocky Mountain Parnassian, Scudder’s sulphur, silver-bordered fritillary, mourning cloak and dark wood-nymph. Discuss life histories and ecology, host-plant associations, and conservation concerns, including the impact of loss of lodgepole pine stands to bark beetles. Observation will rely on binoculars; however, the instructor will have a net-and-release permit to allow participants a close-up look at a variety of species.

(CSM credit available)

Meeting place TBD

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