Butterflies and Climate Change Nature Talk from Friends of Dyke Marsh

    Date(s) - 05/09/2018
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Huntley Meadows Park Visitors Center

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    Friends of Dyke Marsh will present a talk by Dr. Leslie Reis, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, Department of Biology.  She will summarize her work with three species of butterflies (the monarch, the Baltimore checkerspot, and the silver-spotted skipper).  Her experiments can be used to predict emergence timing and number of generations that should occur in different regions and climates. The program presented by the Friends of Dyke Marsh is co-sponsored by the American Horticultural Society, the Washington Area Butterfly Club, the Fairfax Master Naturalists, the Hollin Hills Garden Club, the Monarch Teacher Network and the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society.

    This free, public program open to all will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Huntley Meadows Park Visitor Center, phone 703 768 2525 (publishable number). If you use a GPS device to find the park, do not use the park’s name. Enter the park’s address, 3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22306.

    Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve is a 485-acre tidal freshwater marsh on the Potomac River one mile south of Old Town Alexandria, administered by the National Park Service and part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The Friends of Dyke Marsh is a 40-year old conservation advocacy organization. Visit Friends of Dyke Marsh website: www.fodm.org


    Many thanks,

    Dorothy McManus, Board Member, Friends of Dyke Marsh, 703 960 3643


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