Magnificent photos of Butterflies of the Amazon Basin will be presented by Richard Lehman at Frontera Audubon Society in Weslaco (1101 S. Texas Blvd.) on Tuesday, June 21st at 6:30 p.m. as part of a weekly series of Summer Nature Talks at Frontera titled, Backyard and Beyond: Nature Discoveries at Home and Across the World. The weekly programs are free for members and $3 for non-members.
Mr. Lehman, an author and butterfly photographer, will kick off the Summer Nature Talks by recounting his picturesque journey on Rio Tambopata in Peru, a river of the Madre de Dios Region that runs along the east face of the Andes Mountains, to a remote research station deep within the Amazon rainforest.
“We traveled on the river several days by boat and stopped at encampments en route,” says Lehman. “We went much further than most people will ever travel through the Amazon.”
On the journey, mesmerizing images of butterflies and other natural wonders emerged.
“Along the way we saw gold miners, tropical birds and butterflies…it is a wonderful area.” Lehman said.
Mr. Lehman is a lifelong native of Weslaco and grew up playing in what is now known as the Thicket at Frontera Audubon Society at 1101 S. Texas Blvd. He is a retired teacher of human anatomy and physiology and other biological sciences. Currently he is a butterfly photographer and co-author of several books including, Butterflies of Northeastern Mexico, Butterflies of Southern Amazonia, and Butterflies of Central America. He has traveled extensively in Mexico, Central America, and South America. He is a past board president of Frontera Audubon Society and currently serves on the boards of both the Valley Nature Center and the Weslaco Economic Development Corporation.
Summer Nature Talks Schedule
Every Tuesday from June 21st to August 9th , Frontera will present Backyard and Beyond: Nature Discoveries at Home and Across the World, nature talks on a variety of subjects. From caterpillars to butterflies, Antarctica to the Amazon, participants will be engaged and inspired to discover treasures in our own backyards and across the world.
Travel to Rio Tambopata, Peru with Richard Lehman
Tuesday, June 21st at 6:30 p.m.
Journey to the Antarctic Continent with Will and Gill Carter
Tuesday, June 28th at 6:30 p.m.
Beauty in our Backyard: Nature Photography with Larry Ditto
Tuesday, July 5th at 6:30 p.m.
Adventures in Borneo with Dan Jones
Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30 p.m.
Caterpillar Wonders with Javier De Leon
Tuesday, July 19th at 6:30 p.m.
Nature and History Collide with Larry Lof
Tuesday, July 26th at 6:30 p.m.
Butterflies Here and Beyond with Mike Rickard
Tuesday, August 2nd at 6:30 p.m.
Rio Grande Valley Nature Through My Eyes with Martin Hagne
Tuesday, August 9th at 6:30 p.m.