Rocky Mountain Conservancy- Field Institute

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    Grades K-8
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    Grades 9-12

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West RMNP Butterflies (K-12)

Course Number CT-1426-20F
Credit 0.50 semester credit hours
Location Trail River Ranch, in RMNP near Grand Lkea
Date September 4
Time 8:30am-5:00pm
Instructor Paul Opler, Evi Buckner-Opler
Coordinator Rachel Balduzzi, 970/586-3262 or
Fees Tuition Fee (payable during workshop) : $ 40.00
Registration Fee : $ 80.00

Butterflies are easily observed insects which fly in every life zone of RMNP. Learn butterfly biology, behavior, and diversity. Visit several different habitats on the west side of the Park to search for late summer species. Learn to identify these species and discuss their life histories and ecology, host-plant associations, and conservation concerns, including the impact of loss of lodgepole pine stands to bark beetles. Observe butterflies through binoculars, digital photography, and net-and-release.

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