Upstate: A Look at Carolina Butterflies
July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
David H. Ahrenholz is a surgeon, but since the 1980s, Ahrenholz has been traveling to South America to collect specimens and photograph butterflies. In fact, he collects specimens for the Smithsonian during his travels, and his photographs have been published by the Audubon Society and in National Parks magazine, and in multiple books.
“The best way to find butterflies is to climb a steep hill above the tree canopy and look down,” Ahrenholz says.
He likes the fact that as a lepidopterist, he is always discovering. “You spend the day in the tropical rainforest, and then you come back to your room, take a cold shower, put your feet up and say, ‘You know, today I saw something that I never knew existed on the face of the earth,’” he says. “And it happens day after day.”
At our July meeting, Ahrenholz will focus closer to home, with a look at butterflies of the Carolinas.
The meeting begins at 7:00, but please come early to have a snack and socialize!