Monday, May 11, 2015

Mark Your Calendars...

...for the 2015 Rhode Island Butterfly Count !!

Dates for the public counts, led by a Audubon naturalist, are tentatively scheduled as follows:

  • East Bay Circles on Saturday, June 27th: Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol, Touisset Wildlife Refuge in Warren and Nockum Hill in Barrington
  • West Bay Circles on Saturday, July 18th: Powder Mill Ledges Refuge in Smithfield, Trustom Pond in South Kingstown, Newman Farm/Smithfield/Glocester
  • The count at Fisherville Brook Refuge in Exeter will be held on Sunday, July 19th.

Who will be leading the public counts you ask?  I am in the process of confirming leaders for public walks and will post them here once we have commitments in place.

Private Counts:   If you are planning on counting again this year it would be great if you would drop me a note with your name and the area you plan to count.   As always, thank you so much for contributing your time and talent!

I will be sending out a note to past participants and leaders this week to determine if you will be joining us again this year.  So if you do not receive a note, please reach out to me at or 401-949-5454 x3044.

If you need to dust off your butterfly  identification skills, take a look at the educational powerpoints we have posted under Butterfly Resources!