34th Pacific Northwest Lepidopterists Workshop
Come Join in the FUN.
Each year, butterfly and moth enthusiasts from all over the west coast migrate, like Monarchs, to Corvallis Oregon to take part in the Annual Pacific Northwest Lepidopterists Workshop.
Open to the public -- the workshop is a great place to chat with butterfly collectors, photographers and natural historians and learn about our rich native fauna. Folks bring examples of butterflies and moths from their past collecting trips to showcase, share and get identifications from experts in the crowd.
In addition to getting to see what's been newly collected, people share information about hostplants, conservation plans and simply where/when specific butterflies in the PNW were seen this year. Each year, a handful of Lepidoptera groups are selected -- and participants are especailly encouraged to bring their specimens of these taxonomic groups with them... so that a wide array of specimens can be compared, identified and recorded.
This year's groups are: Hairstreaks and Coppers (Lycaenidae), Anglewing butterflies (Nymphalidae), and moths of the family:Arctiidae.
A suite of short talks and announcements are also presented as well as a key note address (TBA). Also, this year there is expected to be a special session on 'Outreach' activities.
A full schedule of the events will be posted here, when it is available, but typically events begin around 9am on the Saturday (October 27th) and end around noon on the 28th. The group generally congregates at a local restaurant on Saturday night.
If you wish to present at this year's meeting - please contact Paul Hammond at: copablepharon[at]gmail.com.