Butterfly Walk in Kent

Become a citizen scientist! Join the Kent Conservation Committee Advisory Committee for its Butterfly Walk on Saturday July 7 at 10:00 AM, starting at the Nimham Multiple Use Area on Gipsy Trail Road. Support the North American Butterfly Association’s efforts to document butterfly populations nationwide and add to Kent’s Natural Resource Inventory by finding as many butterflies as possible.

Photo of a great spangled fritillary butterfly on a flower (Speyeria cybele)
Waiting in a meadow near you. Photo: Dave Ehnebuske

Participants will learn about the habits and habitats of these brilliant insects, visiting four different meadows by caravan. Hike Leader, Beth Herr, will compile butterfly sightings and look for butterfly eggs, caterpillars, and chrysalides. Other summer delights are likely to be found in the tall grass fields and forest edges. Bring close-focus binoculars if you have them. (A pair of eyes is good enough.) Wear sturdy shoes and long pants; bring water and lunch. Be prepared to stand and watch. Please do not bring dogs. Children over six years are welcome.

Registration is required: Call 228-5635. Heavy rain cancels; butterflies stay under cover when it rains.