Butterfly walk

Butterfly expert Victor DeMasi will lead a free walk on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 10. The Norwalk River Watershed Association sponsors the walk that will meet at the intersection of Simpaug Turnpike and Route 7 in Redding.
DeMasi, who is a research affiliate with the Peabody Museum in New Haven, will introduce area butterflies and moths, discuss their food and habitats, and show his remarkable collection. Participants can learn which native plants and trees Connecticut butterflies need to survive and how to transform their own yard into a butterfly sanctuary.
All ages are welcome. Wearing long pants, sturdy shoes and tick repellent is strongly suggested. For reservations, call DeMasi at 203-448-0106 or email victormonarch@yahoo.com. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 23.