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Butterflies featured in talk, walk at Turnbull

An Anicia checkerspot butterfly lands on John Baumann's ear while he was hiking in Glacier National Park. The butterfly hitched a ride for quite a while, he said. (Courtesy photo)
An Anicia checkerspot butterfly lands on John Baumann's ear while he was hiking in Glacier National Park. The butterfly hitched a ride for quite a while, he said. (Courtesy photo)

NATURE -- A colorful day is in store for people who sign up for the Butterfly Talk and Walk on Saturday, 9 a.m., at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.

John Baumann of the Washington Butterfly Association made 19 visits into the refuge backcountry over the course of two summers for an informal survey of the butterfly species living there.  

Baumann will present a short PowerPoint program at the refuge headquarters, followed by a walk to some of the public areas he surveyed so participants can see some of the butterflies that make their home at Turnbull.

Sign up with Louise O’Leary 235-4531 or looeezoleary@netscape.net.

Plan on bringing a sack lunch and plenty of water for an experience that could last through most of the day.




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