Monday, Oct.9, NABA Program - How to Avoid Being Eaten the Butterfly Way: Mimicry, Camouflage, and Warnings
Recently a Swiss company started marketing a burger made from mealworms, because insects are full of proteins and fats. Although eating insects might be a hard sell to humans, the rest of the animal kingdom are delighted to eat them. So, what strategies do butterflies use to avoid this fate? Come hear about toxins and deceptions and see their disguises.
Alison Center has worked as a biologist for the Bureau of Land Management and U. S. Forest Service and volunteers on the Coast Fork Willamette watershed council’s technical team. She is presently working as the editorial assistant for BioProcess International magazine and is the president of the Oregon chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) based in Eugene.
Please join us on Monday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. for refreshments and 7:30 for the presentation. We will meet at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. FREE and open to all.
FMI: NABA - Eugene/Springfield Website: www.naba.org/chapters/nabaes/index.html