Butterfly Walk with Victor DeMasi
Local lepidopterist Victor DeMasi will meet with butterfly enthusiasts at the Norwalk River study site and show off a collection of the local fauna with a short discussion on butterfly ecology and conservation. DeMasi will continue with a field walk in one of our states outstanding meadows to observe butterflies on the wing and present a few specimens for close examination which will be released unharmed.
Victor DeMasi is a research associate at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Victor and his wife Roanna have studied butterflies for the last forty years in Connecticut and far away places such as the Amazon basin and Ethiopia.
Location: Participants can park in the Norwalk River Study site's parking area at the intersection of Route 7 and Simpaug Turnpike at 10 am.
What to wear: Please wear long pants with sturdy shoes with socks and take proper precautions against tick bites and sun exposure. Portions of the walk are very wet. Sandles and flip flops are discouraged.
Children: Supervised children with a serious interest in natural history are welcomed.
Program goes rain or shine! In case of inclement weather, an alternative program will be presented by Mr. DeMasi at the same location.