Elfin Forest walk to discuss butterflies, native plants

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

ButterfliesWalk hosted by local butterfly enthusiast Pat Brown

–On Saturday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m, Small Wilderness Area Preservation or SWAP will host butterfly enthusiast Pat Brown as she leads a walk from the point of view of a hungry butterfly. As you tour the Elfin Forest with her, Brown will introduce you to several native plants and talk about the butterflies that sip their nectar and the caterpillars that eat their leaves.

Brown has taken many photos of butterflies in all stages of development from eggs to mature butterflies, and will share them along with fascinating butterfly facts. She’ll lead you to hangouts of Variable Checkerspot, Moro Blue, Swallowtail, Hairstreak and other butterflies that make the Elfin Forest their home. She will also share information about butterfly books, web sites and butterfly-related materials. She recommends that you bring a pair of close-focusing (5-10 ft.) binoculars.

Those interested in attending should meet at the north end of 15th Street off of Santa Ysabel in Los Osos. Wear comfortable shoes, long sleeves and pants to avoid poison oak. Please park carefully, avoiding driveways and mailboxes and leave pets at home.

The easy paced walk will last 1 to 1-1/2 hours. For more information call (805) 528-0392.

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