Carden Alvar Butterfly Count

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Carden Alvar Butterfly Count

Time: July 16, 2011 from 8:45am to 4:30pm
Location: Various properties, Carden Alvar Natural Area
City/Town: Dalrymple
Website or Map: http://www.natureconservancy.…
Event Type: outdoor, event
Organized By: The Nature Conservancy of Canada
Latest Activity: Jun 23, 2011

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Event Description

Carden Alvar Butterfly Count
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2011
Closest Town: Dalrymple, Ontario
Meeting Time: 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Special Restrictions: There is a $5 cost to attend this event (all proceeds go to the North American Butterfly Association)
                                      Special Feature: Butterfly Expert

Take part in the 14th Annual Carden Alvar Butterfly Count! Situated east of Orillia, the Carden Alvar contains a diversity of globally rare alvar ecosystems and an astounding number of species. The sheer number of birds and plants that have been recorded here will amaze you, but what we’re really after are the butterflies! Under the guidance of local expert Bob Bowles, help NCC continue the collection of butterfly data by leaping across the alvars of Carden and see what you can snag in your net.  Can you stump Bob with what you catch? 

Please make sure you eat a solid breakfast, and pack a lunch to bring with you for the day of the event.  Snacks and beverages will be provided by NCC to keep you energized and hydrated.

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