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Atlanta Audubon Butterfly Workshop
Sep 20, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pmSee event details.
This class will focus on species of butterflies in the Atlanta area and Piedmont of Georgia. The workshop will begin with a classroom discussion about butterfly families and their habitats led by Phil Delestrez of the Department of Natural Resources. After a short break, the class will followed by a field trip into the Power of Flight Grasslands and the Wetland Restoration area at Panola Mountain State Park. The hike will be about three miles round trip and cover different habitats. Please bring a snack or sack lunch to eat during the break and wear comfortable, but sturdy clothing and shoes. Close-focus binoculars and digital cameras are recommended. This program is suitable for adults in good walking shape and children 12 years old and up. Permanone tick repellent applied to clothing the day before trip is suggested. We may see some good birds, too!
Phil’s recommended field guide, Butterflies through Binoculars: A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Eastern North America, can be purchased for an additional $22 and must be paid for with your workshop registration. Please indicate if you would like to purchase this book when you submit your registration so that we will have it available for you on the day of the workshop.
COST: $45 for Master Birders, $50 for members, and $55 for nonmembers. The fee for children attending with an adult is $30. Bring $5 cash for the daily parking fee. Alternatively, you can purchase a $50 annual parking pass good at all State Parks. If you have a library card to any Georgia public library, you can “check out” a ParkPass ahead of time, exempting you from parking fees.
Register now to secure a spot. Download a registration form at www.atlantaaudubon.org and send the completed form with payment to the AAS office, attention Melanie Furr. Workshop is limited to 15 participants. $30 – $50 plus $5 parking Call to for more information: 678-973-2437.