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Richard L. James

How do butterflies know which plants to lay their eggs on? How do butterflies avoid predators? How is a butterfly’s vision different from that of a human? Learn more about monarch and other butterfly species from Richard L. James, a naturalist at Long Beach’s El Dorado Nature Center.

James has been involved with native plant restoration efforts at the nature center since 2004, and conducts an annual butterfly count for the North American Butterfly Association and monthly counts for the Irvine Ranch Conservancy in Limestone Canyon.

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Amazing Butterflies: Nature’s Gift to Us
Archived Event Information

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
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