Monday, March 14, 2011

Butterfly Count Day at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center

A Juniper Hairstreak butterfly spotted during the Butterfly Count at Fort Davis' Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center, March 12

Saturday, we had the pleasure of accompanying Dr. Cathryn Hoyt, Director of the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and volunteers on a Butterfly Count.  Dr. Hoyt explained the goals and areas to be observed, and the group worked together on the grounds of the Nature Center before splitting off and tackling other observation areas around Fort Davis.

The goal of Fort Davis' Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center's Butterfly Count is to document the number and species of butterflies within a specific circle around Fort Davis.

You can participate too!  Learn more about future count days, July 1 and September 17, here!

The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center is a wildlife/birding site on the new Far West Texas Wildlife Trail Map.  Read more about it here!

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