Butterfly Blitz Training from CVC

One of our hoped-for series of field trips for this year is to participate in the annual Credit Valley Conservation’s Butterfly Blitz. This citizen science program is creating a watershed-wide inventory of butterflies. The data you collect will give insights to protect and restore wildlife habitat in the Credit River Watershed.

Headwaters Nature were hoping for three field trips, along the lines of the three we had several years ago. While these may still be able to happen in some form or other, as individuals we certainly can participate on our own properties or where it is safe to practice physical distancing. We’ll send more details as the potential easing of lockdown restrictions unfold.

Mourning Cloak at Monora, 2020 April 27, MW photo
These beauties overwinter as adults, and this one is quite possibly already 10 months old!

In the meantime, CVC is holding three free online training events, on Saturday May 23rd and Sunday May 24th, and on the next Saturday, May 30th. You can register online for these free webinars.

CVC is asking people to make observations from their own property and where it is safe and reasonable to do so during social distancing. This will certainly affect the first part of the planned CVC events, and possibly most of it depending on how long the restrictions last.

Butterfly Blitz is a great way to connect with nature and spend time outdoors. You’ll learn how to identify butterfly species in your backyard. Participants should only make observations from their own property and where it is safe and reasonable to do so during social distancing.

To learn more, visit https://cvc.ca/learn-and-get-involved/volunteer/butterfly-blitz/

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