North Carolina Botanical Garden


LUNCHBOX Talk: Caterpillarology

with Mike Dunn, NCBG Natural Science Educator
The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, September 20

Time: 12-1 p.m.

Fee: Free, preregistration required.


Learn the secrets of the lives of local caterpillars: their journey from egg to pupa, what they eat, and how they try to survive the many things in their environment that are out to get them. Find out how you can find and raise caterpillars, and what plants will attract some of our more interesting local species. There will also be some live specimens to observe. 


The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity.

~George Carlin



About the Speaker

Mike Dunn is the NCBG Natural Science Educator. He has worked for 32 years with the State of North Carolina as a naturalist/educator – 8 years with the NC Division of Parks and Recreation and 24 years with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Mike has designed and conducted hundreds of workshops on natural history, throughout the state and beyond, on subjects ranging from wildlife to wildflowers. He is also an avid nature photographer and writes a blog about the natural wonders that surround us – see

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Allen Education Center, Building A
100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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