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Monday

February 10, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 pm


Butterflies are Free

Speaker:

Meghan Peterman,
Curator of Living Collections,
Hallberg Butterfly Gardens

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Next Meeting:

Member Meeting
Monday
February 10, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Villa Chanticleer Annex
860 Chanticleer Way
Healdsburg, CA
Volunteers!


Program:


Butterflies are Free

Speaker:

Meghan Peterman,
Curator of Living Collections,
Hallberg Butterfly Gardens

Butterflies are so familiar, it’s easy to take them for granted.

But despite their apparent fragility, butterflies are surprisingly tough, skillful survivors. They’re capable of feats humans can’t begin to match. And scientists are still discovering how intricately well designed they are for the task.

Butterflies are remarkable shape-shifters. In its brief lifetime a butterfly will have four completely separate body plans. Each design is based on a genetic blueprint carried in its cells, which also drives the transformation from one form to the next. All of the information is already safely on board the butterfly egg when it’s laid on a leaf.

Why go to all that trouble? It turns out, shape-shifting is a remarkable survival strategy. Each phase of the butterfly’s life requires unique, specialized features just for that stage.

By allowing the butterfly to transform, nature has given it the ability to exploit completely different habitats and conditions over time.












Volunteers!
Volunteers:

Greeters: Kim Alexander, Margaret Hummel,
Brenda Flickner

Bouquet: Susan Shaw

Kitchen Help: Cheryl Stewart, Sharon Moore,
Pamala Milia

Cookies: Bonnie Buckingham, Katherine Bottini,
Dianne Metzger, Laura Tyler, Susan Shaw

Fruit Plate: Donna Riley, Laura Bowman

Finger Sandwiches: Barbara Micallef, Alice Gaines,
Teri Grill

Bread Dish: Jane Kerlinger, Patti Lewis