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Jones' Icones Now Online

William Jones (1745-1818) was a premier English naturalist and entomologist known today mostly for his collection of some 1,500 watercolors of butterflies and moths. The 6-volume collection, … 286 more words

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Available for download: Scudder's Vol 1 (Nymphalidae, 1889)

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is dedicated to scanning old natural history volumes and making them available to contemporary readers as PDFs or OCR files. One of the recent additions is Volume 1 (covering Nymphalidae) of… 83 more words

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The 22nd Approximation for North Carolina Butterflies

It’s a sign of spring at least as reliable as the first Mourning Cloak — a new “Approximation” from Harry LeGrand (with illustrations by Tom Howard)  for NC butterflies.  306 more words

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The Story of a Butterfly Big Year

It began as a crazy idea hatched in the doldrums of the long, nasty winter of 2012-13 – though “long” and “nasty” pretty much describes all winters for any butterfly field enthusiast who lives anywhere north of Florida. 463 more words

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A Call for Proposals

Due: Friday, 6 March 2015

The Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (SysEB) section leadership invites SysEB undergraduate and graduate students to submit applications for the SysEB Student Research Travel Award Program (SRTA). 455 more words

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Field Technicians Sought for Loess Prairie Studies

See note below from Stephanie of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  Respond directly to her if you have an interest:

>>The Iowa DNR is looking to hire three field technicians to do butterfly and vegetation surveys on some of the best Loess Hills remnant prairies.  100 more words

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"Protecting our Pollinators" Conference Feb. 27

Brookside Gardens in Wheaton (MD) is sponsoring a conference on pollinator conservation next month.  The program itself will be at the Silver Spring Civic Center, and will feature local bee phenom Sam Droege, in addition to what promises to be an interesting talk by Northwestern U/Chicago Botanic Garden conservation biological Krissa Skogen.  182 more words

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