Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.

Rick Newton

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Pollinators in my Backyard

2:45pm - 4:00pm
Room: Fayerweather 108
Intro Level, Intro-Intermediate Level, Intermediate Level, Intermediate-Advanced Level, Advanced Level

Victor DeMasi lepidopterist will take you on a sunny day walk through his pollinator meadow in Redding Connecticut. Along the way we will view some of the rare and common species he has seen there in 40 years of stewardship. Victor will explain life histories of some of our species and how a butterfly garden promotes a diversity of pollinators. Comments will include a discussion of the importance of insects to our well being and butterflies in our changing environment with issues such as climate change and invasive plant species. The complex problems of the Monarch Butterfly will receive particular emphasis. A great program for Land Trusts, Libraries, Schools and Nature loving groups. A delightful reminder of high summertime in some cool weather. Visit on Facebook:


Victor DeMasi, Curatorial Affiliate, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

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“More than any other, this event galvanizes and strengthens our conservation efforts in Connecticut. We’ve been looking forward to a return to CLCC’s in-person conference for three years. That day is finally here!”

- Stuart Winquist, President, Middlesex Land Trust

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