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April meeting – Maritimes Butterfly Atlas

John Klymko: Maritimes Butterfly Atlas – what six years of surveying have shown us

Nature PEI’s guest speaker on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, will be John Klymko, director of the Maritimes Butterfly Atlas.

John is a zoologist who specializes in insects. In addition to running the Maritimes Butterfly Atlas John has also conducted surveys for dragonflies, pollinators, and other insects of conservation interest throughout the Maritimes.

John grew up in southern Ontario where he attended the University of Guelph to do his MSc in fly taxonomy. In 2009 he moved to the Maritimes to work as the zoologist at the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre, a not for profit whose mission is to assemble and provide objective and understandable data and support decision-making, research, and education in Atlantic Canada.

John\’s presentation will detail the results of Maritimes Butterfly Atlas, which had its sixth and final field season in 2015. He will discuss how the project has improved the understanding of butterfly conservation in PEI and the Maritimes, how the project will allow for the monitoring of changes in butterfly distribution in the future, and what\’s in store for the project in the next few years.

Tuesday, April 5th at 7:30PM

The Carriage House at Beaconsfield

Corner of West and Kent Streets in Charlottetown

Admission is free and all are welcome.

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