Taking Flight

On Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Panola Mountain State Park,please join Friends and the North Amercian Butterfly Association as we hear from Dr. James Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology, University of Georgia.  Dr. Porter will announce a major new discovery of the presence of three lookalike species of Pearly Eye butterflies within Athens-Clarke County’s newest conservation area, The Tallassee Forest.  The presence of three virtually indistinguishable, but genetically distinct, species at the same time and in the same place is almost unheard of outside the tropics.  Athens-Clarke County’s decision to purchase the Tallassee Forest with public funds and a grant from the Riverview Foundation has preserved a natural area that protects, not just rare species, but also a rare ecological phenomenon. Dr. Porter has a wonderful background, and we hope you can attend and share the attached event flyer (intended for 2 sided printing) with others. 

Note: email Meredith for printed event flyers for distribution. Please also save the date for a butterfly walk on June 17, 2017, An Insiders Trip to the Tallahassee Forest, Athens-Clarke County's newest conservation area, led by Dr. Porter.

$5 parking fee; Free with Friends Membership

 

On Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Panola Mountain State Park, Friends and the North Amercian Butterfly Association look forward to having Scott Anderson share his stories and pictures of the National Butterfly Center.  Ten years ago, NABA broke ground for what has become the largest native plant botanical garden in the US, established to advance our mission of conservation and education.  Scott has been there and experienced it first-hand.  Join us as he shares his experiences and takes us on a virtual journey to this magical place.   

$5 parking fee; Free with Friends Membership