“Flight of the Butterflies” — a fundraiser for Save The South Shore — Wednesday, May 18, 7 pm at the Regent Theatre, Picton

May 2, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

On Wednesday, May 18, the PEC Field Naturalists will pay tribute to Monarch butterflies in a fundraising event at The Regent Theatre. The evening’s centrepiece will be Flight of the Butterflies, a movie that tells the story of how Fred and Norah Urquhart, two Canadian scientists, solved the mystery of where Monarchs spend the winter. Actress Patricia Phillips, who plays Norah Urquhart, will personally introduce the film. 

 
Other parts of the evening include a short film, Monarchs and Milkweed, that highlights the essential relationship between the butterfly and its host plant. The evening will begin with a parade of “butterflies” in which the girls from Reaching for Rainbows will parade down Main Street from St. Andrews Church, wearing their butterfly wings, “flutter” across the stage, and join the Regent audience for the evening.

 
Following the main film, Citizen Scientist Don Davis and Research Scientist Dr Paul Catling will join Cheryl Anderson for a panel discussion focused on Monarchs. Mr Davis has been involved in a wide range of conservation, scientific, and educational projects, beginning in 1968 as a Research Associate with Dr. Fred Urquhart’s tagging program. Dr Catling is a Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and author of A Field Guide to Butterflies of Prince Edward County and the Surrounding Region.

 
Proceeds for the evening will go to Save the South Shore.

 
Wednesday, May 18, 7 pm at The Regent Theatre, 343 Main Street, Picton.
Tickets at the door: $15 adults; 18 years and under: free

 

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