September Monthly Audubon Society Meeting: Saving the Unsilvered Fritillary of Chews Ridge
All monthly Audubon meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum on the second Tuesday of the month. All meetings are free and members and non-members are welcome! Doors open at 7:00 PM with soft drinks and cookies provided by MAS hospitality. Monterey Audubon has been devoted to the understanding, conservation and enjoyment of Central California's birdlife since 1943. We strive to connect communities and individuals to the region's avifauna through educational programs and outdoor recreation. As a chapter of America's oldest conservation group we are also committed to advocacy on behalf of native avifauna and ecosystems as well as the implementation of stewardship practices which conserve and restore the Monterey region's precious biological diversity and wildlife.
Look at the range of the Unsilvered Fritillary in any recent butterfly field guide and you'll see it represented by a tiny little dot centered right here in Monterey County in the Ventana Wilderness.
Little is known of this attractive, ghost-like nymphalid butterfly, but a team of local University of the Pacific, Stockton, researchers is attempting to change that.
Join us at this event and hear the story of the natural history of this species, much of it new to science, and the dangers threatening its continued existence.
Given by Chris Tenney