Thursday, March 19, 2009

Butterflies and Skippers of Ohio

Tucked into the Ohio Diversity Conference packets (March 4th, 2009) , were copies of the Ohio Division of Wildlife's newly released Butterflies and Skippers of Ohio.

The booklet is the perfect field guide for your daypack or car's glove box, as it features 60 species with stunning photos of the adults and larval forms of many butterflies. Their life histories are complimented with distribution maps, and occurrence charts. Written in cooperation with the Ohio Lepidopterist, it has most of the species the casual butterfly enthusiast will see in Ohio.

Generously provided with Diversity Funds, your free copy of Publication 204(109) from the Ohio Division of Wildlife is available by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE (1-800-945-3543) or (614) 265-6300 for those outside of Ohio. The text and photos are beautifully presented; photos were provided by folks throughout Ohio, including contributions from good friends John Howard, Jim McCormac, Jim Davidson and Dr. Jaret Daniels, from Florida.

Don't forget, Jaret Daniels will be leading trips and teaching a workshop at Flora-quest: Butterflies on the Wing: Their Biology and Identification. This may be your last opportunity to get in, as it is filling rapidly! Go to
Flora-Quest for the details and register for Butterflies and Botany. Hope to see you at Shawnee!

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