REGISTER HERE: https://www.marylandnature.org/summer-species-swap-and-husbandry-panel/
The June Lep Club meeting will be live and in-person only!
We will be meeting and greeting and swapping leps – in any life stages, sharing husbandry and gardening tips. SO…
Bring any leps you’re willing to share, in any life stage, to add to fellow members’ collections or start off new members’ collections. Have spare plants or unwanted host or nectar plants? Bring them in to find them a new home! In addition, you are encouraged to bring any book or resources found helpful- from building to perfect pollinator garden, rearing, to identification.
Members considering getting into raising leps or new species of leps will have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have to those who have experience.
For Planning Purposes –
If you are bringing anything to swap or would like to share your stories, please email the NHSM Club Coordinator Sarah Kulis (skulis(AT)marylandnature(DOT)org)
The Lep Club, is made up of novice and expert lepidopterists who meet to exchange knowledge and support concerning habitat, threats, food sources, identification, and life cycle of butterflies and moths. Club meetings encourage a sharing of knowledge for the raising and breeding of moths and butterflies through hands-on lessons and guest speakers. Club members are also involved in outreach in the greater Baltimore community through educational programs and service projects. Club meetings feature a guest speaker that share their knowledge on a topic related to moths and butterflies as well as time to distribute caterpillars and eggs. As a group, we rear and share incredible native butterflies and saturniid moths (lunas, polyphemus, cedropia, imperials and more) with one another. Senior club members always walk you through everything you need to know in order to successfully raise your new friends
To learn more about all NHSM Clubs: https://youtu.be/pIA7naRjXws
To become a member: https://www.marylandnature.org/club-membership/
Photo credit: Judy GallagherFollow Common Buckeye caterpillar – Junonia coenia, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Woodbridge, Virginia