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!

 

 

January

 

January 14, 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: "Swallowtails: Their life histories, habits and ranges"

Swallowtail butterflies are the largest in the world and catch the eye of even the casual observer. We'll delve into these showy species by looking at their numbers from around the world and more specifically here in Texas. Life histories, host plant associations and where and when they are found (with some hints on how to attract them).

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

Eastern Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes).

 

 

February

 

February 18, 2017

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

Location: Texas Discovery Gardens - Upstairs Canopy Room

Topic: Annual Host and Nectar Plant Seed Exchange.

A great opportunity to get FREE seeds for many different types of butterfly host and nectar plants. Bring seeds from your own garden to trade with other members. Don't have any seeds to trade? Come on to the meeting anyway! There's always plenty to go around. Feel free to bring a fellow gardening friend along as well. There'll be a PowerPoint presentation on the plants that people are bringing seeds for and then everyone will be able to swap seeds and add some unusual plants to their butterfly garden for the coming year. To help customize the presentation, please email (below) Dale Clark and let him know what seeds you'll be bringing.

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

Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea).

 

 


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