Sat, Jun 24|
Learn About Lepidoptera
Painters owner Brad Owen, Ph.D., will be sharing his passion for some of the most important pollinators - moths and butterflies!
Time & Location
Jun 24, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Painters Greenhouse, 734 Roy Moore Rd, Old Fort, NC 28762, USA
About the event
In honor of National Pollinator week, Painters owner Brad Owen, Ph.D., will be sharing his passion for moths and butterflies! Come check out a specimen collection of representative butterflies and moths, and learn about the importance of Lepidoptera as pollinators and part of our food web (to read more about the importance of butterfly and moth collections for the sake of conservation, click here!). Brad has always had a passion for Lepidoptera - come check out a sampling of his specimens, observe the beauty of butterfly scales through a microscope, and pick his brain about butterflies and moths. Brad's handout (which will also be published to our blog) will give insight into just how critical butterflies, and especially moths, are for pollination. Many of us admire the beauty of these creatures, but may not realize how critical they are to our ecosystem!