Nature and You Lecture: Butterflies in Yolo County

Painted Ladies, Cabbage Whites, Monarchs, Swallowtails, and more… butterflies are all over Yolo County.  Why are they here?  Where do they come from?  What migrates and what doesn’t?  Where do they go when they’re not here?  What is affecting their habitat?  How do populations change year to year?  What about climate change?  Why should we care?

Please join the popular local butterfly expert and Professor of Evolution and Ecology at the University of California, Davis, Dr. Art Shapiro for a talk about butterflies.  Dr. Shapiro regularly monitors butterfly population trends on a transect across central California. Ranging from the Sacramento River delta, through the Sacramento Valley and Sierra Nevada mountains, to the high desert of the western Great Basin, fixed routes at ten sites have been surveyed at approximately two-week intervals since as early as 1972. The sites represent the great biological, geological, and climatological diversity of central California.

This lecture will be held at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library in Davis

Questions? Contact Bill Grabert at

Note: All participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Tuleyome’s waiver of liability which can be seen and downloaded HERE. All participants also understand that photographs will be taken at the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, you must tell the photographer and avoid the cameras’ line of sight.

A $5 donation to Tuleyome is requested, but is not required to participate in this event.

Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speaker are his/her own and do not reflect the views, perspectives or policies of Tuleyome.

Starts 6:00 pm
Ends 8:00 pm
Location Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library - 315 East 14th Street, Davis, CA 95616
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