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Opportunities exist to join butterfly count

by Betsy Washington

Volunteers for the Northumberland-Lancaster County Butterfly Count recently scouted for butterflies at Dug In Farms, 155 Fleets Bay Road, White Stone. From left are Ellen Clarke, Edie Bradbury, Bob Dunstan, and sector lead Betsy Washington. Photo by Tom Martin

The annual Northumberland-Lancaster County Spring Butterfly Count took place Thursday, June 1.

“Each year the counts have documented several species never before reported for Northern Neck, greatly expanding our knowledge of butterflies and their distribution in the Northern Neck. This not only is an exciting citizen science exercise but also adds so much to our knowledge of butterflies and the plants they rely on,” reported count coordinator Jeff Wright.

This count covers a 15-mile diameter circle—the same circle used for the Christmas Bird Count—divided into four sectors that extend from Dymer Creek to Irvington and Merry Point and north to Miskimon and Reedville. This Spring Count was sponsored by….

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