• Painted Wings: Southern Butterflies

    • Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    • 1:00am
    • Webb Hall Parlor
    • Center for the Study of the Black Belt
     PAINTED WINGS: Southern Butterflies

    An exhibit of butterfly photographs by
    Larry A. Herr and Andrew K. Rindsberg

    In the cold winter, when color is scarce, photographs of butterflies stimulate the eye and the imagination. Many of these pictures were taken on the University of West Alabama campus, especially at the Black Belt Garden and the Lake LU Nature Walks. Larry Herr and Andrew Rindsberg began photographing butterflies in Atlanta and Tuscaloosa as a hobby that has developed into much more. They have advised the Center for the Study of the Black Belt on issues relating to butterfly gardening and conservation, and are writing a book on the urban butterflies of Atlanta.

    About the photographers

    Larry A. Herr, born in Dayton, Ohio, was a long-time resident of Atlanta before arriving in Livingston last year. As a residential architect, he drafted the plans for many thousands of homes in Atlanta. He took up photographing butterflies in 2003 after his doctor told him to walk every day.

    Andrew K. Rindsberg was born in Houston, Texas, and lived in Tuscaloosa for seventeen years before joining the University of West Alabama faculty in 2006. He currently teaches geology and environmental science courses, as well as Natural History of the Black Belt. When a student is interested, he also directs an independent study course in butterfly observation.

    Sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Black Belt
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