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Corkscrew's NABA Fall Butterfly Count

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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

375 Sanctuary Road West

Naples, FL 34120

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People with an interest in our local butterflies are invited to join us on Thursday, October 26, 2017 for Corkscrew's Fall NABA butterfly survey. You do not have to be an expert at butterfly identification to participate, in fact it is a great way to start learning the butterflies of the area. Amateurs and experts team up in this citizen science effort to identify and record all the butterflies they can within our count circle.

There is a $3 participation fee for all participants in NABA (North American Butterfly Association) counts.


An orientation workshop and walk before the count will help new participants learn more about local butterflies and how to identify commonly seen species. This seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, from 9:00a.m. until 12:00p.m. and will meet in the classroom of the Blair Center. It would also be a good refresher for those who have helped with the survey before. We will be in the classroom and outdoors for this workshop, so please dress for the weather and bring a waterbottle and binoculars if you have them.

Register for the Butterfly Orientation Workshop and Walk via Eventbrite

Corkscrew's annual butterfly count is part of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) butterfly surveys that are conducted across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Each NABA count circle is a 15 mile diameter circle, ours includes Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and part of Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) and the surrounding area. Every year approximately 450 North American butterfly counts, including about 60 Florida counts, are submitted to NABA whose annually published reports provide a tremendous amount of information about the geographical distribution and relative population sizes of the species counted.

Interested participants should contact Sally Stein, Corkscrew NABA Butterfly Compiler, for more information to help with the Corkscrew Fall NABA butterfly survey.



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