Shake out your nets!

Killarney’s 15th Annual Butterfly Count is coming up.  On Sunday July 7th, 2013 Ontario Parks’ staff will be meeting at the George Lake Campground Amphitheatre at 9:00 a.m. for the start of a full day of butterfly catching and identification.

Killarney’s Butterfly Count is part of the 38th Annual North American Butterfly Association’s count.  These one day counts are taking place all across North America in Canada, the US, and Mexico, with 478 counts in total. Killarney is one of the most northerly. The counts were developed to promote an interest in Butterflies and to produce valuable information for scientific monitoring.  Check out http://www.naba.org/ for more information.

Our count will consist of four groups of volunteers led by an experienced count leader.  The groups will survey along the Hwy 637 corridor, attempting to capture, identify and count all of the butterflies found in their area during the day (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).  Please bring a lunch for the field, hats, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, and lots of water.  Dinner will be provided for volunteers at 5:00 p.m.

If you would like to join us for this event, please send an e-mail  to amy.adair@ontario.ca  answering the following:

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Also, please share this information with anyone who might be interested in attending.

And, make sure to save the date for our Annual Summer Loon Count on Saturday August 17th.

Looking forward to seeing you at the count!