CaZBA Seventh Annual Butterfly Count

Sep 7 2013 - 8:30am - 2:00pm

Dave Powell invites you to help with this annual butterfly census; the Arboretum opens at 8:00 a.m. from September-through-April, and this annual tally begins at 8:30AM sharp, so please arrive as soon after Eight O'Clock as possible so we can divide into teams. Our total count circle has a 15 mile diameter, covering the same appromximate region as the Christmas Bird Count: a one-day census of all butterflies sighted within that circle. For lunch we will get together in a local restaurant in Superior (or you can bring your own), and 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.

Location: 
Boyce Thompson Arboretum Superior, AZ 85273