Dallas County Lepidopterists' Society
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
For 2017


Membership in the Dallas County Lepidopterists' Society is free!
Meetings are held in the winter months at theTexas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park; spring, summer and fall we are "in the field" visiting various locations in north Texas to observe, collect and photograph butterflies and moths.
The DCLS Calendar of Events covers all scheduled meetings and field trips as well as other "butterfly happenings" in the area. Field trips are dependent on the weather, so if it looks questionable, be sure to check the website and your email the day of the meeting in case of cancellation!

 

October

 

October 21, 2017

DALLAS COUNTY LEPIDOPTERISTS' SOCIETY MEETING: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30

Location: OPEN HOUSE AT BUTTERFLIES UNLIMITED BUTTERFLY FARM.

Topic: Come and see a working butterfly farm. Tour the flight cage and watch as butterflies select plants on which to lay their eggs. Then walk through the "Caterpillar House" and see various species of caterpillars feeding and pupating. The gardens on the property should be covered in butterflies -- particularly migrating monarchs. Last year on this date there were over 1,500 flying in the yard! Dale Clark's personal butterfly and moth collection will also be available for viewing. An excellent photo opportunity and learning experience, so bring a friend or anyone who you think might enjoy the experience. Be sure to get here on time so you can partake in the drawings we will have for plant and other butterfly related giveaways!

Directions: The addres is: 1732 S. Hampton Road, Glenn Heights 75154. If coming from downtown Dallas, take I-35E south, roughly 17 miles. Take the Bear Creek Road exit (exit #412) and turn right (west). Go two miles to Hampton Road and turn left (south). My driveway is the first one on the left, but continue south and pull into the drive leading into a field in front of a big aluminum building. Park and walk over and sign in and get your ticket for the giveaways.

If the weather is questionable, be sure to check the website the morning of the 13th.

As always, attendance to all DCLS meetings is free of charge and open to everyone.

Monarch (Danaus plexippus).

 

November

 

November 11, 2017

DALLAS COUNTY LEPIDOPTERISTS' SOCIETY MEETING: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00

Location: Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park, 3601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Dallas, TX.

Topic: We'll be looking back at the "butterfly year" in review, discussing what notable species were seen, general trends observed, as well as what we might yet see. If weather permits, we'll take a tour of the gardens after the presentation to see what we can find.

As always, attendance to all DCLS meetings is free of charge and open to everyone.

Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus).

 

 


Please contact Dale Clark for more information on any of the above events.