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15 Apr

NANPS Speaker Series

The Wild and Wonderful World of Butterflies by Jessica Linton

Date: Please note that the date has been postponed, please check back soon for the new date. Originally for Wednesday April 15, 2020, 7- 8:30 pm
Location: Multi-faith Centre (Koffler Building) University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario.

Jessica Linton is a Senior Biologist at Natural Resource Solutions Inc. (NRSI) with over 13 years of project management experience related to species at risk and pollinating insects. She manages a wide range of projects for NRSI that encompass scientific research, recovery planning, impact assessment, and developing conservation strategies. Her main area of expertise is butterfly ecology, although she has a strong general knowledge of other arthropods, especially pollinating insects, and other taxonomic groups. Jessica has a Federal Ministerial appointment to Canada’s Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) Arthropod Species Specialist Subcommittee, she founded and Chairs the Ontario Butterfly Species at Risk Recovery and Implementation Team, and she is the President of the Toronto Entomologist’s Association. Jessica also leads annual ecotours to the Monarch overwintering grounds in Mexico for Worldwide Quest Nature Tours.

Jessica will talk about the biology of butterflies and the important roles they play in our natural environment. In this presentation you will learn about:
-the fascinating biology of butterflies and their different life history strategies
-ecosystem services butterflies provide
-how to make your garden a functional habitat for butterflies 12 months of the year

NANPS member $15
General Public $20
U of T / York U student free (with ID)