Eastern Catskills NABA Butterfly Count

Eastern Catskills NABA Butterfly Count

Join a field team to census butterflies in Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, or one of dozens of other local sites as a participant in the 8th annual Eastern Catskills North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Fourth of July Butterfly Count on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

The Eastern Catskills count circle includes a number of productive butterfly habitats in northern Ulster, southeastern Greene, and western Dutchess Counties; including Poet’s Walk Preserve, Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, The Great Vly WMA, Onteora State Park, Overlook Mountain, Lower Platte Clove, the eastern end of Ashokan Reservoir, and extensive open meadows in the Town of Ulster. Participants will be assigned to a field party to census one or more target locations within the 15-mile diameter count circle.

Each field party will be assigned at least one individual knowledgeable in butterfly identification, so you don’t need to be a butterfly expert to participate. Full-day participation is not required, but you should be able to commit four to eight hours from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

If you are interested in joining one of the field teams, or have additional questions about participating in a NABA Butterfly Count, please contact Steve Chorvas at schorvas@gmail.com no later than the preceding Sunday, June 18th.