Dear VTLEPists-

I thought I would take this opportunity to stir the inner butterfly in you.

Anyone that does not have there address registered with VBS but would like to see the end of the season newsletter; the newsletters are on the web site at

Additionally, we began a monthly "species in the spotlight". The first one is West Virginia White. You can see that at If anyone wants to ever put together a short "species in the spotlight", please let me know. We would love your help.

Also there is information about our addition of giant silkmoths to the survey. Now is a great time to wonder around looking for the large baggy cacoons, monitor them and report them. See Neat web links too!

Well, back to data entry. The first season data will be online before the snow starts to melt and thoughts turn to the first Mourning Cloak.

Kent P. McFarland
Conservation Biology Department                 
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS)
27023 Church Hill Road
Woodstock, VT  05091
phone   802-457-2779   x124 voice mail
fax             802-457-1053
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