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Teta Kain to lead butterfly ID workshop

The Northern Neck chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists will sponsor a free butterfly identification workshop at the Essex Public Library, 117 N. Church Lane, Tappahannock, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12.

The workshop speaker will be the renowned Virginia naturalist, photographer and butterfly expert Teta Kain of Gloucester.

The workshop is open to anyone wanting to learn about butterfly identification but is oriented toward people who would like to assist in an inaugural butterfly count that will be held five days later on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

This workshop is free, but space is limited and registration required. Registration and/or information about the workshop or count should be made through Virginia Master Naturalist Jeff Wright by email at

Kain’s talk will focus on identifying and photographing the most common butterflies in our area. She leads the annual butterfly count at Chippokes Plantation State Park in Surry and participates in...

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