Speaker: Bryan Pfieffer
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: Richmond Free Library, Bridge St., Richmond, VT
Long before birds appeared on Planet Earth, insects were on the wing. They invented flight. Four hundred million years later, butterfly diversity puts bird diversity to shame. Name a color or pattern or behavior — you’ll find it expressed in these gossamer insects. In this program, Bryan Pfeiffer will bring you the skills you need to discover and enjoy butterflies (with a brief detour to moths, which are about 20 times more diverse than butterflies).
Although he is most certainly a field entomologist, Bryan Pfeiffer is a teacher at heart. As a field birder and entomologist, Bryan has consulted with governments, timber companies, private landowners, and conservation groups. Bryan was a co-founder of the Vermont Butterfly Survey and its principal field lepidopterist, which means he spent six years chasing butterflies around Vermont. He has watched and photographed butterflies from the New World tropics to above the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia. He now teaches professional writing to graduate students in the University of Vermont’s Field Naturalist and Ecological Planning Programs.
This program is free and open to the public. The Richmond Free Library is located on Bridge St. in Richmond. Free parking is available on site. For more information, visit our new website at:
Looking forward to seeing many of you there.