Butterflies are the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of insects. The adults are gentle, colorful creatures that bask in the sunlight and gracefully float on gentle breezes. Not only do they add joy, beauty and whimsy to fields and gardens, they are cru- cial pollinators to many plants. However their vo- racious larvae, the caterpillars, pillage leaves and blossoms.
Naturalist Chuck Tague, a volunteer at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and a part of the team that conducts monthly butterfly surveys, will present a photo essay on the complex lives of the diverse butterflies of central Florida and discuss their multifaceted relationships to plants and other animals.
Please join Orange Audubon Society at Leu Gardens on Thursday, October 17th for what will surely be a fascinating program.