Sunday, July 2 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO UNFAVOURABLE WEATHER FORECAST
Meet at Newbury Hospital parking lot at 8:30am. Free parking.
$5 collected from each participant.
North American Butterfly Association: https://www.naba.org/counts/count_circles.html
Hello Skunk’s Misery Butterfly Count Team!
Just a final reminder about Ontario’s favourite and most productive butterfly count on Sunday, July 2nd. Please meet at the Newbury Hospital parking lot at 8:30am, as usual, to get organized for the morning efforts. For those of you who do not know me, I will be the big fellow with the grey Tilley hat on. The $5 North American Butterfly Association fee and required sign-in will be collected at the hospital parking lot. I will also have a small supply of the Butterflies of Southwestern Ontario books, and the laminated Butterflies of Southern and Eastern Ontario quick reference cards for sale – $10 each. I have also secured a small quantity of butterfly nets from an overseas supplier – those are available at the $30 cost. First come, first serve. They will be available at the hospital parking lot in the morning and at the BBQ dinner in the evening.
Just a few other reminders:
- Lunch Rendezvous
This year, we will meet for a “bring your own lunch” at Little Kins Parks in Wardsville. We have booked the picnic pavilion starting at 11am. Of course, if you would rather continue hunting for butterflies, feel free to continue and eat lunch wherever you might be looking.
- Evening BBQ and Count Summary
We are going to have the BBQ and Count Summary in person this year!! You are free to arrive at my parent’s place at 11110 Furnival Road, south of Rodney (if you have hit Marsh Line while driving south on Furnival Road, you have gone too far) any time after 4pm. Just find a shady spot in the back yard if you are earlier than the rest of the crowd! Please bring your own chair, and something to share with the group in the way of vegetables, salads, finger foods or dessert. Hamburgers, sausages, condiments, water, coffee, iced tea and lemonade will be provided courtesy of the Prieksaitis family. If you are good little counters, perhaps something a little stronger than lemonade may be made available!
Any other questions, just feel free to drop me a line. Also, feel free to forward this reminder to anyone else who might be interested in attending – the more the merrier!! My cell phone is 647-401-2038 if there are any other emergencies on the count day. And also, the Clear Creek Butterfly Count will also be held on Sunday, July 30th (on the last Sunday of July). A separate message will follow.
Looking forward to the event and the chance to get together to celebrate once again!! Hope you can make it!
P.S. If this is your first time on a butterfly count, you may find the following helpful. It features the most easily seen butterflies around London with information about other resources. It was designed to be viewed on a mobile phone. You could try saving the link on your phone’s home screen.