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Monthly Butterfly Hunt Needs Volunteers


Did you know the St. Johns River Water Management District conduct's a butterfly hunt every month?

Each month, a team of volunteers visits the Lake Apopka North Shore to monitor and map butterfly activity. The intrepid butterfly hunters track each type of butterfly species found. They also monitor the number of eggs, larvae and pupae observed.

butterfly hunt Photo by Derek Ramsey

In February 2016, the butterfly hunt volunteers observed 21 different butterfly species, including Black Swallowtail, Ceraunus Blue and White Peacock.

The next scheduled butterfly hunt begins at 9:00 AM on April 30 on the North Shore of Lake Apopka.

If you'd like to follow along and see how the butterfly monitoring program works first hand, please contact Danielle Spears at (407) 659-4836 (Office) or (407) 961-3838 (Cell). Danielle's email is dspears@sjrwmd.com

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