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Butterfly Course: Session 1 – NOTE NEW DATE

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In this first of five sessions of the Butterfly Course presented by Farmscape Ecology Program and the Columbia Land Conservancy, there will be an indoor presentation on the butterflies of Columbia County. Specific topics covered will include local butterfly diversity, ecology, phenology, and conservation. This presentation will set the stage for the four outdoor sessions offered later in the year. The presentation will be in Harlemville, NY.

To register for this event, email Dylan Cipkowski at dacipkowski@gmail.com or call 518.672.7994. We encourage you commit to attending all five sessions of this Butterfly Course and will give preference to participants who do so.

The four outdoor sessions are planned for:

  • Session 2: Saturday May 23rd Spring Butterflies of Open Woods and Rocky Barrens. Taconic State Park, Copake Falls, NY.
  • Session 3: Sunday July 19th The Butterflies of Wet Meadows and Fields. Overmountain Conservation Area, Ancram, NY.
  • Session 4: Saturday August 1st Summer Butterflies of Hand Hollow Conservation Area, highlighting generalist and specialist species. Hand Hollow Conservation Area, New Lebanon, NY.
  • Session 5: Saturday August 29th Late-Season Butterflies of Dry Upland Meadows. Private Land, Ghent, NY.


May 1
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Farmscape Ecology Program


Farmscape Ecology
1075 Harlemville Rd
Ghent, NY 12075 United States
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Columbia Land Conservancy
49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037




Public Conservation Areas are open dawn to dusk every day.
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