with Idie Ulsh
Friday, May 4, 2012
Idie covered differences between moths and butterflies, the natural history of butterflies, egg to adult development of two species, brief butterfly gardening ideas, and identified many butterflies which occur in North Central WA. Through her photographs, Idie also showed a butterfly emerging from a chrysalid.
“The concept of ‘butterflying’ is very complimentary to birding,” Idie says, “It requires the same identification skills, but the butterflies are active when the birds are settled down for their mid-day naps.” She adds that Roger Tory Peterson and Kenn Kaufman are among famous birders known as avid butterfliers.