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  • FREE
May 22, 2015
at the Killingworth Firehouse Meeting Room (333 Rte 81)


​Presented by John Himmelman

This popular presentation answers many of the questions that are asked about the lives, and preferences, of this fascinating group of insects. The photos were taken in and around Killingworth and are used to illustrate the show. Some topics covered are; butterfly families and species, life cycles, finding butterflies, and creating butterfly habitats.  

There is also a short section on moths, "cousins" of the butterflies. They truly are "jewels in your own backyard". 
About the presenter:

John Himmelman is an author, illustrator, and naturalist. He is a co-founder of the CT Butterfly Association, past president of the New Haven Bird Club, past president of The Nature Connection and past president of the Killingworth Land Trust. He has lectured and led many trips afield in search of various flora and fauna throughout the country for many years.  

He has written and illustrated many books for adults and children on a variety of natural history subjects. Books may be available for purchase and signing on the date of the visit. Visit his website at www.johnhimmelman.com.