How to Spot Butterflies

program by Pat (& Clay) Sutton

Pat Sutton, with over 30 years of experience as a professional naturalist and author will present a program relating her fascination with butterflies and convey the excitement of searching for, studying, enjoying, and attracting these winged jewels — just as she and her husband have in their book by the same title (Houghton Mifflin, 1999).

She will uncover mysteries about their life cycle, relationships to the plant world, odd behaviors, survival in a world filled with hungry predators, the spectacular migration of some species, and the restricted ranges of others.  Field identification can often be enabled by understanding all these aspects of a butterfly’s annual life cycle.  She will share some of their butterfly watching adventures on their home turf at Cape May and throughout southern New Jersey and afar – an Arctic wilderness trip in northern Alaska, a winter trip to THE Monarch roost in Mexico, butterflying in the tropics, and more.

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