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Gary Ann Lewis <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Butterfly Survey <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 4 Feb 2013 14:22:38 -0500
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What would be the best way to collect them and get them to you? 
On Feb 4, 2013, at 2:17 PM, Mary Beth wrote:

> Greetings Lepsters!
> Here at the Fairbanks Museum, we are planning a new exhibit on our Community of Observers, a Citizen Science initiative that covers four disciplines:  plants, birds, butterflies and weather.  I am handling the butterfly portion and am looking for some fresh specimens of Vermont species to use in the exhibit.  Most specifically, the 12 representative species are:
> Monarch/White Admiral/Red-spotted Purple/Canadian Tiger Swallowtail/Eastern Tiger Swallowtail/Baltimore/Great Spangled Fritillary/Northern Azure/Harvester/Peck's Skipper/Silver-spotted Skipper/Mourning Cloak.  If I could get two or three specimens each of these 12 species, I would be thrilled and the collector would get recognition in the exhibit credits.  We can spread them here, but they need to be in pristine condition.  But I will take whatever I can get since part of the exhibit will be a collage of butterflies, exotic and local.  We can get the exotics from a butterfly house,  but I am especially keen on getting some of the smaller, less seen varieties, such as elfins and hairstreaks.  This is a great project for someone who likes to collect!  You have until fall to accomplish this.  
> Please let me know who, if anybody, is interested in doing this.  I'm afraid there is no money, only fame ;-)
> Much obliged,
> Mary Beth Prondzinski
> Fairbanks Museum
> St. Johnsbury, VT