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Leeched, Stitched, Bitten, & Poisoned: Adventures of a Butterfly Photographer
Monday, November 20, 2017, 06:30pm - 08:30pm
Contact Deborah Kainauskas, 904-254-0148

Speaker: Bill Berthet, Retired Gemologist, Jewelry Store Owner, and Butterfly Photographer

Have you ever wondered what a typical day in the field is like for a butterfly photographer? Dog bites, getting chased by a Brahma Bull or photographing butterflies next to fields of Coca in Bolivia are all part of the job documenting sightings of Neotropical butterflies. Come hear how this field photographer goes about finding the right habitats, using bait to attract butterflies and how he and the team identify photos and share in the excitement of finding a new or poorly known genus, species or subspecies.

Mr. Berthet will talk about photographing  a bilateral gynandromorph - the “Holy Grail” of butterfly photography and his experience photographing butterflies from 20 ft. to over 15,500 ft. in elevation. He will cover parts of Mexico, S. America, India, China, S. Thailand and Ussuriland, Russia, including  some culture and stories. Of course, when searching for butterflies in the field, birds are encountered, so he will have photos of such specialties as Marvelous Spatuletail and Andean Cock of the Rock.

Please note new location: Charles M. Neviaser Educational Institute of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Rd. #100, Jacksonville, Fl. 32257

Refreshments at 6:30 pm; program starts at 7 pm

Location 4266 Sunbeam Rd. #100, 32257