Volunteers sought to count butterflies for annual census

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The University of Louisville is seeking volunteers to help count butterflies for a national census.

A statement from the university says biology professor emeritus Charles Covell and other specialists will lead the count on June 25 at U of L’s Horner Wildlife Sanctuary in Oldham County. Adults and children are welcomed to participate.

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Specialists will teach people how to identify the butterflies they find in the sanctuary from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers don’t have to stay the entire time.

Covell says those who participate should wear hiking shoes, long pants, long-sleeved shirts and hats. In addition, they should pack water, a lunch and insect repellent.

 

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