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Butterfly Identification, Habits and Habitat Workshop

July 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

Help count butterflies for the Annual 4th of July Butterfly Count and learn more about butterfly populations close to home.

The count is a nationwide program led by the North American Butterfly Association (NABA), which compiles information about butterfly populations and distribution that’s used to study the effects of climate and habitat change on North American butterflies.

“Every single day there are fewer butterflies in the United States than there were the day before. You don’t have to be a genius to figure it out,” said geneticist and NABA president Jeffrey Glassberg.

Here in Prince William on July 29, we’ll form teams and see how many butterflies we can find within our 113,000 acre count circle (centered on Manassas Airport). To view our survey area on Google Earth, use the coordinates 38.724270, -77.500466 as the center point for a circle with a 7.5 mile radius. We submit our compiled results to NABA’s national database for butterflies.

Everyone is welcome. We are also seeking tips on specific areas to survey, notably areas with flowers. Please email us if you have ideas.

Details

Date:
July 22, 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.pwconserve.org/events/

Venue

Merrimac Farm WMA
15014 Deepwood Lane
Nokesville, VA 20181 United States
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Phone:
703-499-4954
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Organizer

Prince William Conservation Alliance
Phone:
703-499-4954
Email:
alliance@pwconserve.org
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