4/27 from 7 to 9pm -“Butterflies of the Deep, Dark Woods – Finding Butterflies Where Few Have Looked” by David Droppers

Hi everyone! Due to the Coronavirus and social distancing, Scarabs: The Bug Society is trying a new experiment this month – a virtual meeting! It will be on Monday, April 27 from 7 pm to 9 pm.

This is a meeting that will be held via Zoom. For security reasons, the meeting ID is only available to people who RSVP on Meetup, or receive the Scarabogram Newsletter in the mail, or contact Jack Mudge directly. If you have any trouble or need the meeting ID outside of Meetup, please feel free to email him at jack@mudge.dev

Thanks for your patience and understanding as we try something new!

Topic for this month:

Butterflies of the Deep, Dark Woods – Finding Butterflies Where Few Have Looked.

David Droppers defines the Blues
David Droppers defines the Blues

David Droppers has been combing the relatively unexplored Mountain Loop Highway in Snohomish County for butterflies. That’s right, the cold, wet, dark, coniferous woods of western Washington! What could he possibly hope to find there? Allow David to introduce you to the Mountain Loop Highway, its enchanting trails, and the many surprises he has made. It may just inspire you to create your own butterfly survey!

What are The Scarabs???

The Scarabs are an informal group of folks who, for diverse reasons, are interested in insects and/or spiders. We have banded together (perhaps “swarmed” would be a better word) to socialize, exchange views, see interesting programs, and go on field trips with like-minded people.

Real scarabs (a type of beetle) spend their time burying balls of dung. The Scarabs, however, meet once a month, usually for a lecture or presentation, sometimes for a picnic or party. We go on field trips to collect, watch, or photograph the creatures of our choice. We publish a monthly newsletter, “Scarabogram,” with news, articles, illustrations, and poetry. We show and tell about our collections and memorabilia. And of course we talk about bugs!

Members range in age from young children to retirees, and in experience from rank beginners to seasoned professional entomologists. Local members, who can attend meetings, are preferred, but others are not turned away. The only requirement is an interest in the subject matter!

All are welcome at our meetings, whether members or not.

Please see our website (http://crawford.tardigrade.net/Scarabs.html) for more information, including dues and instructions on how to join.

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