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NATURAMA lecture Alpine small butterflies

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Alpine small butterflies. Where air and data become thin / Jürg Schmid, Dr., author of the book "Little Butterflies of the Alps"

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Date
22.09.2021 from 20:30 to 21:30 o'clock
Price
Erwachsene CHF 7.–, Kinder CHF 3.–
Einfach für Retour Graubünden
Besucherinnen und Besucher der Naturpärke-Anlässe lösen ein Einfach-Billett für die Anreise, stempeln dieses beim Veranstalter ab, und schon ist das Billett für die Gratis-Rückfahrt gültig. Das Angebot gilt ab allen Einstiegsorten in Graubünden für Fahrten mit der Rhätischen Bahn und PostAuto. Weitere Informationen auf fahrtziel-natur.ch/retour

There are around 3800 butterfly species in Switzerland. More than half of them belong to the small butterflies. Many of these species are highly specialized in terms of their habitat and food requirements. Because of their smallness and their enormous diversity, small butterflies are often very difficult to determine. As a result, many species have been insufficiently researched to date. In particular, the distribution and biology of the high alpine small butterflies, some of which occur extremely locally, are often unknown, as are their survival strategies in the harsh mountain climate. While the butterflies in the warm depths of the valleys often produce two generations in one year, the high alpine species usually take two, sometimes more years, for their development from egg via caterpillar and doll to butterfly. In his lecture, Jürg Schmid gives an insight into this hidden but exciting world of living beings that make up an important part of our mountain fauna. | The Auditorium Schlossstall of the Swiss National Park is located right next to the castle. 10 minutes from the train station.

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