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Butterflies with Mike Yip
General News · 6th July 2019
Gina CIMAS
Sunday, July 14 at 1:30 p.m. in Manson’s Hall

Butterflies are beautiful, fascinating creatures and essential to biodiversity. Of 70 species on Vancouver and Cortes Islands, 18 are in trouble.

Retired teacher, photographer and author, Mike Yip, shares his knowledge and gorgeous photos of butterflies with a focus on species to be found on Cortes Island.

A bird photographer since 2004, Mike got interested in butterflies in 2013 when he discovered there was hardly any local information about them.

In 2014, he published Vancouver Island Butterflies.

Admission free. Donations appreciated. Refreshments will be available.


Mark your calendars for our next talk:

Museum Speaker Series – Lydia Fisher
July 28, 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Manson's Hall

Researcher Lydia Fisher’s illustrated presentation will introduce the naturalist/ethnographer James Hepburn and his role in procuring important cultural patrimony belonging to the Tsimshian people of Metlakatla. Where did these masks, clappers, soul catchers and items of personal adornment, collected in the 1860s, end up?

For more events organized by the Cortes Island Museum check our website www.cortesmuseum.com.