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Butterfly count

The Middle Peninsula Master Naturalist Chapter will sponsor a North American Butterfly Association butterfly count on Saturday, Aug. 27. The NABA Butterfly Count Program has been held annually since 1975; this will be the second count conducted on the Middle Peninsula including parts of Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, and King and Queen counties. This year, there are 424 butterfly counts organized throughout Canada and the United States during the spring, summer and fall. Forty volunteers from five regional Virginia Master Naturalist Chapters will conduct a one-day census of all butterflies observed within a 15-mile diameter circle. Data collected will contribute to the nationwide NABA program that conducts long-term scientific monitoring of butterfly populations and geographical distribution. Susan Crockett of Gloucester, has organized the local count and will serve as the compiler of the data collected in the four-county area. For more information, visit Shown above is...

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