Naturalist Field Day
Find beauty in the science of butterflies with naturalist Brian Williams.
We will begin with an introduction to butterfly families and Montana’s most common species. Use visible traits to identify a butterfly to family and refine to species in your guide book. The majority of the day will be spent in the field catching butterflies with nets. We may spend the end of the day practicing pinning of specimens for educational purposes. This class is a great way to hone your skills for the July butterfly count or just more fully enjoy Montana’s species.
What to Bring: Lunch, water, snacks, hiking shoes, and clothes appropriate for the weather.
Reading Materials for the Curious:
‘Kaufman’s Field Guide to Butterflies of North America’ by Jim P. Brock and Kenn Kaufman
‘Handbook for Butterfly Watchers’ by Robert Micheal Pyle and Sarah Anne Hughes
REGISTER HERE, or call 327-0405.
(If you are an employee of Missoula Park and Recreation, special registration applies, please call 327-0405.)
Date: Saturday, June 25
Time: 8:00-4:00 pm
Location: meet at the Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Travel to field sites in MNHC bus.
Cost: $80/$70 MNHC members. We happily provide $40 scholarships. Please call 327-0405 for details.
‘Backyard Bird Project’
For years Sally Hickman has been studying and painting the birds who visit her backyard. View her detailed work and observations of these birds over time. This show will be presented in two parts – one set of paintings in July, and one set in August.
Gallery Opening on Friday, July 1,
4:30-6:30 p.m., at the
Montana Natural History Center