Birmingham’s Butterfly Education and Awareness Day
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On Tuesday, Birmingham-Southern Biology major, Kate LeCroy, dropped by The Gardens to begin a project. Kate is trying to learn more about moth pollination. She placed a trap here here to attract moths. When she collects the moths, she will look at their tongues for pollen. “That way, I hope to make a moth visitation network,” she said.
LeCroy is currently looking at grad schools, but she has already put her stamp on the field. Recently, she discovered the Symphyotrichum laeve var concinnum at Ruffner Mountain Quarry, the first such occurence in Jefferson County. LeCroy hopes to learn more about her findings from this project in the next few weeks.