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Volunteer for the annual butterfly count at Big Oaks NWR

first_imgMadison, IN—Great Spangled Fritillaries, Spicebush Swallowtails, and Silver Spotted Skippers!These are just a few of the many species of butterfly you are sure to encounter when volunteering at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge for the annual butterfly count.Fifty-Two species of butterflies were spotted during the previous year’s survey count.Those attending are asked to meet at the refuge office on the morning of Saturday, August 3rd at 8:00 am. The refuge is especially interested in counting Monarch butterflies, whose populations have recently plummeted. These migratory beauties require native milkweeds to successfully reproduce. The loss of milkweed across the Midwest is one of the primary reasons for their decline. A $3.00 donation to the North American Butterfly Association is appreciated for those participating in the count. Survey teams will be divided up based on the length of time spent in the field. You may choose to join for the entire day or make it a half-day. Bring water, bug spray, sunscreen, snacks or lunch, and binoculars. Butterfly field guides are recommended, but not required. Long pants are also recommended. For directions to the refuge, please call or click here.last_img read more

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