It is with great sadness that I must report that our club lepidopterist, Richard (Dick) Smith, died from complications sustained after sudden cardiac arrest while on vacation in Idaho on August 8. Dick had only recently retired from Johns Hopkins Applied Laboratory where he had worked as an electrical engineer for over 40 years. Dick was fascinated by butterflies from his boyhood in the Baltimore area. He championed environmental stewardship and was incredibly active in the Maryland Entomological Society (MES) and the Howard County Bird Club (HCBC). He had been the Secretary of the MES for many years, for which he wrote wonderfully-detailed summaries of their Friday talks. At the time of his passing, Dick was shepherding a multi-year study of butterflies in Howard County (using amateur lepidopterists armed with cameras as field workers), as well as coordinating studies throughout Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. The area's butterflies have lost a strong ally and butterfly enthusiasts have lost a friend and colleague.
Thursday, Sep 8 The Impact of Buildings on Birds, by Lindsay Jacks.
Thursday, Oct 13
The Messenger, a 90-minute film
Saturday, Sep 3
Lake Elkhorn Memorial Butterfly Walk
Thursday, Sep 8
Middle Patuxent Environmental Area
Saturday, Sep 10
Sunday, Sep 11
Rockburn Branch Park
Wednesday, Sep 14
Start Your List (1/1), How to Find an Owl (2/20), Howard Waterfowl Search (3/5), Centennial Park (3/6), Centennial Park (3/13), Waterford Farm (3/19), Centennial (3/20). Centennial Park (3/27), Mount Pleasant (4/2), Alpha Ridge Landfill (4/9), Mount Pleasant (4/23), Smith Island (4/23), Western Regional Park (5/3), Half Day Big Day (5/7), Schooley Mill Park (5/11), MPEA (5/20), Mystery Trip (5/24).
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