University of Louisville biology professor emeritus Charles Covell and other butterfly specialists will supervise a butterfly count as part of a national census on July 20. Activities for children and adults will take place in the fields and forest of UofL's Horner Wildlife Sanctuary in Oldham County.
Covell suggests that participants wear hats, hiking shoes, long pants and long-sleeved shirts and bring water, lunch and an insect repellent
Count leaders will teach people how to identify the butterflies they see. Covell will supply nets but volunteers can use cameras, binoculars and notebooks to gather information. Last year’s local count yielded 36 species and 765 individual butterflies.
Volunteer counters of all ages should meet at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Sugarbabe Antiques in Brownsboro, about one mile northwest of Exit 14 off Interstate 71 and about 20 miles north of Louisville.
If it rains heavily, the count will be postponed until the same time Sunday, July 21, if that day's weather is clear.
For more information, contact Charles Covell at 502-639-2691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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