Orange Audubon Society is offering a fall Butterfly Identification Workshop. The 8-hour workshop is on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. with a
short lunch break; and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The workshop involves slide presentations, field observation and identification of butterflies at Orlando Wetlands Park (OWP) and nearby Seminole Ranch Conservation Area in east Orange County. Slide presentations will be held in the OWP Education Center on Wheeler Road in Christmas, FL.
Recommended field guide is Butterflies through Binoculars: Florida by Glassberg, Minno, and Calhoun, 2000, Oxford. Close-focusing binoculars are helpful and will be available for use during the workshop. Instructors are Orange Audubonmembers Randy Snyder and Mary Keim. If you have questions about workshop content, call or e-mail Randy and Mary (407-851-5416). Participants should bring drink, lunch and wear field attire.
Registration is required. Cost is $25 for Audubon members; $40 for nonmembers; and $10 for children 12 or younger (must be accompanied by a registered adult), payable by check or money order to Orange Audubon Society. Non-members can join when registering and pay $45, which includes butterfly workshop registration (member price $25) plus introductory 3-way annual membership in the Orange, National and Florida Audubon Societies ($20 promotional rate). Visit www.orangeaudubonfl.org for a membership application. The workshop is limited to 16 students. To reserve a space, contact Teresa (email@example.com or 407-644-0796).August 5, 2011 – Mary Keim