2016-07-07 / News

For-mar seeks ‘Citizen Scientists’

BURTON -- Mark your calendar to join us at For- Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum every Wednesday this summer from 6-7:30 p.m. for our Citizen Science series where we investigate and support different areas of our native ecosystems.

This week’s topic is Citizen Science: Big Butterfly Count on Wednesday, July 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. All butterflies observed during the class will be added to the national Big Butterfly Count Citizen Science project. From Swallowtails to Monarchs, to their imposter, the Viceroy, join the For-Mar team as we learn about, identify and explore the trails at For-Mar to become Butterfly Scientists.

We’re also taking our new skills and using them during the 41st Annual North American Butterfly Association’s (NABA) 41st annual Butterfly Count on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. - noon. Even if you didn’t come to the Citizen Science Big Butterfly Count, you can still join us for this. We’ll cover the basics of butterfly identification and teach you how to collect your own data to add to this national Citizen Science project.

All of these programs are completely FREE! So come be a Citizen Scientist in YOUR Genesee County Parks. For-Mar is located at 2142 N. Genesee Rd. in Burton.

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