Naturalist Field Day

Find beauty in the science of butterflies with naturalist Brian Williams.

summer2013 037We 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.