Community Science: National Butterfly Count Training

30 registrations allowed.
24 people currently registered.


6/27/2019 → 7:00 pm


Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
195 New Karner Road
Albany NY, 12205

Event Type:

Conservation Program

Event Description:

Suitable for adults

The North American Butterfly Association has run the Butterfly Count Program in the United States, Canada, and Mexico since 1993. The data collected provide a tremendous amount of information about the geographical distribution and relative population sizes of the species counted. Comparisons of the results across years can be used to monitor changes in butterfly populations and to study the effects of weather and habitat change on North American butterflies. Join us this evening to train and learn how you can participate in the National Butterfly Count on Wednesday July 4, 2019.

The Training: Join us to learn what butterflies can be found in the APBP and how you can participate in the National Butterfly Count on Wednesday July 4, 2019.

The Survey: Surveyors will spend a day working together with a leader on or around July 4, weather dependent, to document and record butterflies in the preserve.

This opportunity is free! Reservation required for all attendees (regardless of age). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so please reserve your spot for Community Science opportunities at or call 518-456-0655. Be prepared to sign up to survey a site for us at a later date. 

Reminder Notes: This training will take place entirely indoors at the Discovery Center.  If you attend, please plan on assisting with the official National Butterfly County which will take place on our near July 4, 2019, final time and date TBD.

DIRECTIONS TO APB DISCOVERY CENTER: From I-87 take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Avenue). Follow Rt 5 for about 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. (518)456-0655

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