The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the North American Butterfly Association need volunteers to help Commission personnel and local butterfly enthusiasts count butterflies on the Sandy Mush Game Land from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Aug. 4. Participants will meet at the kiosk parking lot in front of Cedar Hill Baptist Church on 474 Cedar Hill Road in Alexander.
The NABA was formed in 1992 to promote awareness of butterfly conservation and the benefits of butterfly gardening, observation, photography and education. The butterfly count provides data to monitor butterfly populations in the United States and parts of Mexico. Volunteers select a count area within a 15-mile diameter and conduct a one-day census of all butterflies seen within that circle.
For more information on the count, email firstname.lastname@example.org.