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Butterfly Census
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Butterfly Census

Learn more about native butterfly species while you participate on this important citizen science research project!

10/26/2012
When: 10/26/2012
from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Chinsegut Nature Center
23212 Lake Lindsey Rd
Brooksville, Florida  34601
United States
Contact: Annemarie Hammond


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Want to learn more about butterflies?  You can learn while helping with this important citizen science research project!

The butterfly census is a monthly count of butterfly species at Chinsegut and Big Pine Wildlife and Environmental Areas.  Volunteer Bev Hansen is your guide.  You will learn identification skills with binoculars to get a close up of the unique and intricate wing patterns of butterflies.  Binoculars are provided!

Where to meet:  Chinsegut Conservation Center

                               23212  Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL  34610

Time:                     9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  (group leaves by 9 a.m. be early!)

What to bring:       Binoculars (extras are available), water bottle, sunscreen

What to wear:        Hat, comfortable walking shoes recommended

Restrooms are available at Chinsegut Conservation Center and Big Pine WEA

The butterfly census is conducted the last Friday of each month from March through October.  The field data you collect on these surveys are reported to the Butterfly Monitoring Network based at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Your bonus:  Bev is one of the best birders in the county. You may learn to identify birds by their calls while you are out with her.