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LCAS Program Winged Flowers — A First Look at Butterflies

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sue Anderson has been educating people about butterflies for many years, giving talks about butterflies to a wide array of groups. This will be her first time presenting under the auspices of the Lane County Audubon Society. We are excited that she has agreed to share her expertise, information, photos, and experiences with us.

Sue’s presentation will touch on the butterflies most common to our local area, the mystery of metamorphosis, the Monarch migration phenomena, identification resources, and stories from her fieldwork. Nearly all the slides will be from her own photo collection. She’ll cover butterfly biology, the difference between butterflies and moths, links to plants including habitat requirements and butterfly gardening, and available field guides, including where to find butterflies in Lane County. Also included will be information from the North American Butterfly Association annual counts.

In her words, she has loved butterflies ever since she was “knee high to a grasshopper.” Fascinated by all sorts of insects and spiders, she focused on butterflies because “they’re beautifully colored and they don’t bite!” Her experiences include teaching Adult Education classes and leading the 4th of July Butterfly Counts (similar to our Christmas Bird Counts) for more than 38 years in the Ochoco and Metolius areas of Central Oregon. She has also led numerous butterfly walks for the Deschutes Land Trust and is now learning her Willamette Valley species.

This presentation will be at the Campbell Center (155 High Street) on Tuesday, May 28. Doors open at 6:30 for some social time; the program begins promptly at 7:00. This presentation will also be available over a Zoom link, which will be posted here about a week before the event. Past programs are posted there as well, about a week later.


May 28
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Campbell Center
155 High St
Eugene, 97401
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Program Meetings

Our monthly program meetings have something for everyone. During the last year we hosted programs by naturalists, wildlife artists and expert birders on a variety of topics from the birds of Hawaii, to ravens, wolves, and people, to the migration of red knots. Participating in a program meeting is a fun way to get involved with Lane County Audubon. Meetings are free and open to all.

We are currently meeting on Zoom and in-person as conditions allow on the 4th Tuesday of each month between September and May at 7:00 p.m.