Volunteers sought to count butterflies for annual census

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.

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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