Clermont butterfly count will be held Saturday, June 8

Get outdoors and join in the only Butterfly Count in Clermont County! Styled after Christmas Bird Counts, all butterflies in a 15 mile circle centered around East Fork State Park are counted.

With so much territory, we need you! Meet at the Corps Visitor Center located on Slade Road at 9 am on Saturday, June 8. We will break into groups led by veteran butterfliers who are happy to share their knowledge and visit locations filled with flowers and butterflies.

Bring water, snacks and a packable lunch if you plan to stay past lunch time. Also bring field guides and close-focus binoculars if you have them, but not nets. The group will gather for refreshments and a final tally at the Visitor Center about 3:30 p.m.

This count is sponsored by the North American Butterfly Association, an organization that promotes awareness of butterfly conservation, observation and education. A $3 participation fee is collected by NABA.

For more information about this program and to register, please call the Corps Park Ranger at (513) 797-6081. The Corps Visitor Center is located at 2185 Slade Road just off State Route 222 about five miles south of Batavia.