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Steve Abbey

Steve Abbey is from Detroit, Michigan, and has lived in the Houston area for 35 years. He currently resides in The Woodlands, Texas. An avid butterflyer and birder for over 15 years, Steve has been an active member of the Butterfly Enthusiasts of Southeast Texas (BEST) since 2003, where he served as treasurer for eight years. BEST is the Houston area chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) which was founded in 1992. Steve has also completed the Texas Master Naturalist course and is a member of the Heartwood Chapter in The Woodlands area. He participates in butterfly counts each year throughout the Houston area and he has been on butterflying field trips across the USA and Mexico. Steve also looks forward to participating in the annual Texas Butterfly Festival that takes place in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in early November.

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April 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am

It's only natural that birders should be interested in butterflies, given how important these insects are to birds. Members of the insect order Lepidoptera, butterflies and moths are a key food source for birds; caterpillars in particular are a major component of bird diets. If you garden to attract butterflies and other insects, you're sure to attract birds as well! Butterflies and moths are plant pollinators, including many plant species the seeds or fruits of which birds eat. And butterflies…

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

What can a birder do in the middle of the day when the sun is high and bird activity may be low? Why look at other critters, of course, like butterflies, and dragonflies and damselflies – insects that are active when the day warms up. On this trip, you'll have an opportunity to identify these insects in the field. Water features at Galveston Island State Park attract adult dragonflies and damselflies and also provide an opportunity to look at their…

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