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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

Little Blue Heron, Photograph provided by Jeffrey S. Pippen, Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina Part of the News and Observer Birdhouse Competition

"First in Flight: Birds and Butterflies of the Outer Banks"
Jeffrey S. Pippen, Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University Durham, North Carolina

March 24, 2006 (Friday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

The North Carolina Outer Banks and environs are one of the premier destinations on the east coast for beachgoers and nature enthusiasts alike. With an emphasis on birds and butterflies, this talk will provide highlights of some of the places to go and wild, winged things to see on birding and "butterflying" trips to the Outer Banks. Tips will be given on how and where to find and identify both birds and butterflies of this special region of North Carolina.

Jeff Pippen started birding and "butterflying" in 1985 by taking both field ornithology and field entomology courses that led to his Masters in Biology at the University of Michigan Biological Station. Since then he has birded in eight countries and has seen over 1,600 bird species. He has birded the Outer Banks several times a year for the last 16 years and has led trips both onshore and offshore for several different organizations including U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Carolina Bird Club, and the Carolina Butterfly Society. When he's not birding/butterflying, he does research in plant physiology and ecology at Duke University and is a Biology Instructor at Durham Technical Community College.

Cost: Free.
Registration: Advance registration is not available.
Location: Ruby C. McSwain Education Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum.
Directions: Need directions? Click here.
Parking: Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Questions: Please call (919) 515-3132 for more information about this event.

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