Calling All Butterfly Counters
April 10, 2019
Join one of our butterfly spotting teams for Edison Ford’s third annual butterfly count as part of the North American Butterfly Associations’s (NABA) 4th of July Count. Beginning at 10 am on June 10, 2019, our teams will look for and record all butterflies they see for two hours. The data will be sent to NABA as part of their decades-long effort to track butterfly numbers throughout North America. Last year, our five teams at four locations in Lee County counted 485 butterflies consisting of 29 species.
No experience is necessary, but you must be able to walk for two hours in the heat and humidity of our usually-sunny June mornings. If you’re interested in volunteering as one of the counters, please email Britta at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the name, email address and phone number of all participants in your party by June 7, 2019. If you own a camera with a long lens and can help take photos during the count to help with tricky identifications, please let Britta know in your email. Check out the News-Press coverage of the 2018 count here and a video by Hello SWFL here.