Point Reyes National Seashore Association Field Class - Butterflies for Beginners


Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Phone: (415) 663-1200

Instructor: Wendy Dreskin

How can you tell a moth from a butterfly?  How do various species of butterflies spend the winter? What butterfly is our state insect?  What’s an instar?  What host plants do butterflies use and how can I attract butterflies to my garden? Learn the answers to these and all your other butterfly questions on an exploration of Muddy Hollow.  This is NOT a collecting class.  All butterflies we visit with are returned to their habitat unharmed. By the end of the day you will be on a first name basis with about ten species of butterflies and know what equipment to get to continue study on your own.  (Note: Catching butterflies is prohibited in Marin County Open Space, CA State Parks, or National Seashore/National Recreation Area. This class is with special permission.)

Location: Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with directions to the meeting location!

-Youth, ages 12 and up, are welcome with adult supervision.

-If you have any special circumstances or questions, please contact us at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org.

Is this event rain or shine? We use National Park advisories to determine whether or not the class will run. Click here to check out current weather conditions!

Class Cancellation Policy: If a registered participant wishes to cancel their enrollment and receive a refund, notification must be received at least 14 days in advance of the class date. No refunds will be issued for enrollment cancellations made less than 14 days in advance of the class date. Class enrollment fees are non-transferable. In the event that the PRNSA Field Institute cancels a class, participants will receive a full refund of class fee.

Special Notes

Fee: $40, Non-Member Fee: $50. Point Reyes National Seashore Association office is located at 1 Bear Valley Road, Bldg 70, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956