Flowers and butterflies experience give and take

    We will learn how plants interact with moths and butterflies at the March 15 general meeting of the Friends when curator Sali Underwood talks about the museum’s process to identify and digitally catalogue more than 2,400 pressed plants which have been in storage for decades.

     Underwood, the museum’s curator of natural history, has also trained volunteers to sift through the published work of the plant collector, now deceased, to link to any butterfly host plants in the museum files to the moth or butterfly species they serve.

     On March 15, the Friends will also honor a number of researchers and archivists who have contributed to the study of Nevada’s plant life.

         In this montage, the butterflies do not necessarily correlate with the flowers.