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NABA’s Second Annual Memorial Day Counts

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The NABA Memorial Day Butterfly Count (in the United States) will be held May 26-28, 2018.

These counts will give butterfly enthusiasts throughout the continent an opportunity to get out and enjoy butterflies while contributing to our growing knowledge of butterfly distributions, flight times, and abundance.

In contrast to the highly organized NABA 4th of July and 1st of July Butterfly Counts, the Memorial Day Counts are free-form. All you need to do is to observe butterflies at one or more of your favorite butterflying localities (such as your own backyard) this coming Memorial Day weekend and note what butterflies you’ve seen. There are no requirements regarding how much time or area you cover. Then go to the NABA Recent Sightings web site, sightings.naba.org, sign up for a free account and enter your sightings, filling in the location, date, and butterflies seen.

Because these counts will be taking place during a very different time of year than do the 4th of July and 1st of July counts, we can expect to see different populations of butterflies than those present for the July counts. Because the approach is different, maybe we’ll also see different populations of counters!

We hope that literally thousands of enthusiasts will have a great time outside and contribute to our knowledge of butterfly populations across the continent.

As a thank you, from NABA to you, for your interest in butterflies, NABA is offering a free trial membership in the North American Butterfly Association. Click here to enroll in your free trial membership!

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Count Season begins: 13th Annual Cottonwood count at Joshua Tree National Park

Saturday, March 24th from 8-5 is the 13th Annual Cottonwood Area count! Meet up at Joshua Tree National Park’s Cottonwood Visitor Center, dressed for a day in the field (bring lunch, water, and sunscreen. Also helpful are binoculars, field guides, and cameras (your friendly count report editor needs your best count photos!).

It’s $3.00 per participant (for NABA count administration). If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP to Joe  Zarki 760-366-8913 (h), or Marilyn Lutz 760-367-5681 (w) or by email at: lutzarki1@verizon.net

 

(Photo by Robb Hannawacker, while working for Joshua Tree National Park)

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A New Chapter Appears! Welcome @rvaNABA!

Big exciting news! A new chapter of the North American Butterfly Association is forming in the Richmond, Virginia area. The inaugural meeting of NABA-Richmond will be held on Saturday, February 24th, from 10:30am until 12noon, at the Westover Hills Branch Library, 1408 Westover Hills Boulevard, Richmond VA 23225.

For more information, please contact Lauren Adelman at heyla2016@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/rvaNABA/ Continue reading A New Chapter Appears! Welcome @rvaNABA!