Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Audubon videoguide to Commmon and Endangered Butterflies

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I just wanted to let you know about Audubon's VideoGuide to Butterflies Common and Endangered, a two-and-a-half hour DVD that I worked on that is coming out now.

I'm very excited by the finished product, which has much more (and much more beautful) moving footage of scores of common North American butterflies than any other DVD or video.

In addition, and this makes it all the more special, the VideoGuide has moving footage of all the listed endangered butterflies in North America save one (Lycaeides argyrognomon lotis), as well as a couple of threatened species and a couple of other candidates for future listing. Each species has moving footage taken in its habitat, the result of Jim Ebner's years-long quest to video all of them, and an informative voiceover that facilitates identification and an understanding of the conservation issues at stake. It is a truly amazing achievement.

The attached sheet has more information about the program, and you can learn more at

Thanks for listening!