Seventh Annual Butterfly Count at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Compiler: Dave Powell.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Please consider joining us at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum on Saturday September 7th as we tackle our 6th Annual Butterfly Count. Counting starts at 8:30AM sharp, so arrive a little early. Meeting place: visitor center of Boyce Thompson Arboretum. The total count circle has a 15 mile diameter and we will conduct a one-day census of all butterflies sighted within that circle. Volunteer participants will be assigned to a leader and will be working a part of the count circle area. For lunch we will get together in a local restaurant in Superior or you can bring your own. Here we will exchange findings & information.
79 species of butterflies appear on the Arboretum's checklist, while the record for most species observed in a single day is 44 by Marceline VandeWater during the same count 3 years ago! Xami Hairstreak is one of specialties that has been found in the past at the BTA.
The Arboretum is located on US 60, about 20 miles east of Apache Junction. Hope you can join us!