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Upcoming Presentations sponsored by Otzinachson Chapter of the Sierra Club

Apr 08, 2015 12:29PM ● By Erica Shames

ABCs of Butterflies & Bees

THURSDAY, April 30th | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Union County Library, 255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg 

Lesley Thompson of Clyde Peeling's Reptiland will talk but­terflies. Specifically she will focus on butterfly anatomy and life cycle; description of some butterfly and moth species found in the U.S.; the monarch migration; threats to butterfly populations; and how to attract butterflies to your backyard.

David Hackenberg of Hackenberg Apiaries will talk bees. If it wasn't for the very active life of the Honey Bee, many of the fruits and vegetables we eat everyday would never exist. Bee pollination is responsible for at least 30% of the world's crops and 90% of its wild flowers. Dave will discuss the impor­tance of bees in our food production, the threats to bees from monoculture agriculture and pesticides and what we can do to improve the environ­ment for both native and honey bees.

FILM PRESENTATION-"GREEN FIRE, Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time"

MONDAY, MAY 11 at 6:45 PM at The Public Library for Union County, Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg

We will be presenting the film "Green Fire, Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time." The film presents the life of Aldo Leopold and his evolution as a conservationist. The film explores the development and meaning of his ethic of land use. Aldo Leopold began his career as a National Forest Ranger and ended his career at the University of Wisconsin. His book, A Sand County Almanac, is a classic of environmental literature. His was instrumental in having the first wilderness area designated in a national forest and was a founder of the Wilderness Society. Please come and be inspired by this film as so many individuals who appear in this film have been.

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