Errol Butterfly Count


Meeting Location TBD
Errol, NH 03579
United States

The Errol Butterfly Count looks to bring people to the Errol area to explore, count, and have fun with the butterflies of the Clear Stream and Swift Diamond Valleys and western Umbagog Lake. If you are familiar with how a Christmas Bird Count is run, you will find our butterfly count similar.

Participants should bring water, lunch/snacks, rubber boots, binoculars, and a willingness to have fun. A bug net for your head and long sleeves/pants are recommended to keep from using bug repellents. Vehicles with high clearance are suggested (if you have a choice) but if you don't, we'll accommodate you.

Participants don't need to attend for the entirety of the survey time frame (10am-6pm).

About the July Butterfly Counts

During the month of July, join the NH Butterfly Monitoring Network to complete a collaborative butterfly survey count across New Hampshire! Volunteers will meet in various parts of the state on a given day to complete an organized survey in a 15-mile diameter count area. A coordinator will help to organize participants providing locations to visit, maps, and datasheets. Participants will work in small teams, providing a great opportunity for learning and connecting with other butterfly enthusiasts while spending the day counting butterflies for a national dataset. Throughout the course of the day, each team will visit 2-4 sites, exploring fields, woodlands and wetlands to observe which species and how many individuals are present. Over time, these results can be used to monitor changes in butterfly populations and study the effects of weather and habitat change on North American butterflies. All butterfly enthusiasts are welcome, with or without prior experience!

Butterfly on hand