From our friends at LaGrange County Parks and Recreation:
I am seeking volunteers individuals, partners, or teams to count in LaGrange County’s first North American Butterfly Association count, on July 25. Similar to a bird count, the volunteer can choose what time of day to count, but 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. is preferred.
In an effort to choose locations that will be accessible in the future, I am focusing on public lands. I am looking for people to count at Pine Knob Park (and the fen), Pigeon River FWA, Fawn River Nature Preserve, and Maple Wood Nature Center. You can walk a trail, or drive along a road. I am open to counting at other public locations I don’t know about if someone has a favorite! I do have a suggested area at Pigeon River.
We’ll use the Pollard Walk paperwork created by the Michigan Butterfly Network with a slight adaptation. Similar to Pollard Walks we want it to be repeatable in the future!
If someone already walks a route at any of these locations, they could double down on July 25!
Volunteers can register by calling me at (260) 463-4022 or emailing at email@example.com. I will then get them the paperwork they need and decide on a location. There is normally a $3 NABA fee but this year we are picking up the tab.
Thank you very much,
Leslie A. Arnold
LaGrange County Parks and Recreation