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The sight of butterflies fluttering around on a warm day is one of the most iconic signs of summer. These beautiful insects usually only live for a few weeks as adults, but they make quite an impression while they are in their full glory.
Marine birds have feathers, and marine mammals breathe air. But in almost every other way, these ocean denizens bear almost no resemblance at all to their counterparts on land. Registration is still open for the field trip portion of this class, which introduces participants to the identification, foraging strategies, behavior, and nesting/breeding ecology of marine birds and mammals typical of the southeastern Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States.
Aren’t you delighted when you spot a tiger swallowtail in your garden or a monarch butterfly on your local patch of milkweed? Most of us are and we like to broaden our butterfly recognition as well. Our July butterfly walk is the perfect opportunity to identify and learn about some of the many amazing butterflies we have in Northern Virginia.
Are you new to birding and want to learn more or just want to dig deeper into the subject? Then this class is for you! This course is designed to include beginners, but it is by no means restricted to them.