9th Annual Butterfly Count

butterfly on milkweed
Come to the preserve and count beautiful butterflies


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News Release Date: June 14, 2017

STRONG CITY, Kansas:  Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve invites you to join in a fun day of citizen science field research by counting butterflies in the Flint Hills on Saturday, June 24, 2017.
The butterfly survey is named in honor of prominent biologist/naturalist Marvin Schwilling, who was born and raised in Chase County.  The butterfly census will take place on and near the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. No prior experience in identifying butterflies is necessary.   To participate in the count, please RSVP to 620-273-8494 (then hit 0) or email pmatile@tnc.org.  If you require accessibility assistance, please let us know when you RSVP.
Participants are to meet at 8:30 a.m. and/or 1 p.m. at the preserve’s historic stone barn located on KS Hwy 177 north of the main entrance to the preserve visitor center. Counts will occur in small groups led by experienced identifiers. Suggested attire includes hiking boots, hat, and long pants. If you have them, please bring binoculars, digital camera, butterfly identification book (s), sunscreen, and insect spray. 
Come out to the preserve and share in the joy and beauty of the prairie, while learning how you can make a difference as you Find Your Park at the preserve.
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve invites you to discover the meaning of national parks, how your park inspires you - both in personal connections and memorable experiences. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is located two miles north of Strong City on Kansas State Highway 177 (the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway) and is a unique public/private partnership between the National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy. For more information, visit the preserve’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NPS.TallgrassPrairie , website at www.nps.gov/tapr, email e-mail us, or call the preserve at (620) 273-8494. 
To learn more about The Nature Conservancy in Kansas, visit the Conservancy’s website at www.nature.org/Kansas or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TNCKansas .

Last updated: June 19, 2017

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