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Butterfly expert Victor DeMasi will lead a walk through the Norwalk river study site on Saturday.
Butterfly expert Victor DeMasi will lead a walk through the Norwalk river study site on Saturday. Photo Credit: John Swinconeck

RIDGEFIELD, Conn.-- Local butterfly expert Victor DeMasi will meet with butterfly enthusiasts at the Norwalk River study site and display a collection of the local fauna with a short discussion on butterfly ecology and conservation on Saturday at 10 a.m.

DeMasi is a research associate at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. He and his wife, Roanna, have studied butterflies for the past forty years in Connecticut and far away places such as the Amazon basin and Ethiopia.

The meeting place will be at 10 Simpaug Turnpike in Ridgefield.

DeMasi will continue with a field walk to observe butterflies on the wing and present a few specimens for close examination which will be released unharmed.

Wear long pants with sturdy shoes with socks and take proper precautions against tick bites and sun exposure.

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