Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Creole Pearly-eye Study

The Observatory recently discovered a rare butterfly, Creole Pearly-eye, near Jamestown Island and is beginning a study, in partnership with the National Park Service and James River Association, to learn more about this population and protect it. It is at the northern limit of its range. The Observatory just donated a display about the species to the James River Association. Pictured is Emily Cope, who operates the education center. Educators will use the display as they carry out their activities with students and other visitors.