It sure is starting to look like spring in the Mid-South!!! Here is the tentative schedule for this year’s butterfly counts with Bart Jones. Vagaries with weather, etc. may affect dates, but Bart plans to keep us posted by email before the counts. The butterflies are already flying, so the spring counts may miss some species that emerge the earliest. This is an extremely educational event that all ages will enjoy. Learn more about the North American Butterfly Association: naba.org
- Clifton Bend spring – April 15
- Meeman-Shelby Forest spring – April 22
- Decatur County – June 10
- Reelfoot Lake – June 17
- Meeman-Shelby Forest – June 24
- Jackson – July 15
- Lower Hatchie – July 29
- Clifton Bend fall – August 26
- Meeman-Shelby Forest fall – September 9
Please remember that these events are tentative and may change or be rescheduled. We hope to see you there!
You might enjoy reading this article by Bart Jones, published in The Tennessee Conservationist, Counting Butterflies in Tennessee.