Fri, Aug 09, 2013 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, sponsored by Berkshire Sanctuaries. Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 W Mountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240.
Instructor: Rene Laubach – Director, Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries
Audience: All (suitable for children 8 – 16 years)
Members: Adult $4.00, Child $3.00
Nonmembers: Adult $6.00, Child $4.00
You don’t need to travel to the Serengeti Plains or the Brazilian rain forest to discover and observe a tremendous diversity of life. Our fields, wetlands, and forests hold a splendid and truly amazing array of insects. Among the most active and colorful are butterflies. Their lesser-known cousins, the moths, are camouflage experts in order to evade predators. Damselflies and dragonflies are also colorful, active, and interesting aerialist predators. We’ll explore the sanctuary’s varied habitats in search of all manner of insects. We’ll observe them through binoculars and in some cases harmlessly net them for closer study and release. This program is sure to change your opinion of insects!
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, MA 01240. 413-637-0320. www.massaudubon.org.