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Annual July Butterfly Count
Participants in this annual Citizen Science project should have some experience with butterflies, be prepared for the weather, and be able to walk a mile or more on and off trails. Novices will be paired with an experienced team leader. Bring close-focusing binoculars or a digital camera with close-focusing capability. These are key to field identification of butterflies. Chester Woods has excellent habitat, so we’ll spend considerable time there.
2017 Butterfly Count - Saturday, July 22
Leader: Joel Dunnette
The morning of our annual count for 2017 was overcast and wet, in the high 70s and low 80s with very high humidity. We did not see may species on the morning rounds, but the the skies cleared off for the afternoon and numbers were vastly improved throughout the hot, sticky afternoon. The official tally is being prepared and will be posted soon. In the meantime ... enjoy the photos at left from the Chester Woods Team.
Review past years’ results here.
Information about the butterflies we've seen (pdf)
Compilation of yearly count (Excel file)
Learn more about butterflies:
North American Butterfly Association
Butterflies of North America
Common Butterflies of Southeast Minnesota