Butterfly Counts

Participate in a Butterfly Count

The North American Butterfly Association has run the Butterfly Count Program in the United States, Canada, and Mexico since 1993. Each of the approximately 450 counts consists of a compilation of all butterflies observed at sites within a 15-mile diameter count circle in a one-day period. The annually published reports provide a tremendous amount of information about the geographical distribution and relative population sizes of the species counted. Comparisons of the results across years can be used to monitor changes in butterfly populations and study the effects of weather and habitat change on North American butterflies.

If you have an interest in participating in one of the counts in the program, please go to the map page for either the current U.S. and Mexico counts or the current Canada counts. You will see a map of all the ongoing counts as well as a listing of the counts on the right hand side. By zooming in on the map you will see the circle that a given count covers. More information about the count including the name of the count, coordinates of the count center, count compiler contact information as well as planned count date(s) may be found by clicking on a count circle center on the map or by clicking on a count name in the right hand column.

Counts are open to public participation and new participants are encouraged. Depending on the count, one or more count parties will survey sites within the 15-mile diameter count circle on a given day. The compiler will let you know when and where to meet. There is a $3.00 fee to participate in a count.

Give it a try and enjoy!

Email Barbara DeWitt today to join the Broward County Butterfly Chapter Butterfly Count

Count Maps
Count Forms
Helpful Tools; binoculars, field guides and cameras
Friends of all ages are welcome. High School students can earn service hours.

 

South Circle Count Sunday

September 9th 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Peggy Strumski  954.260.1457 email

TreeTops/Pine Island Ridge Park

 

Eve Maige 954.583.0241 email

Markham Park 16001

W. State Rd. 84, Sunrise, FL 33326

Barbara DeWitt 954.599.1082   email

Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center

3501 S.W. 130th Ave., Davie, FL 33330

South Circle participants invited to bag lunch at Long Key Nature Center 11:45-12:45 pm

North Circle Count Saturday

September 22nd 8:30 am – 3:30 pm           

Peggy Strumski  954.260.1457 email

Crystal Lakes Sand Pine Scrub

3299 N.E. Third Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Sandy Fernandes 954.557.3090 email

Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area

5591 N.W. 74th Place, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Vicki Rosenthal email  & Betty Shelley email

Gated Community of Imperial Point Neighborhood

Mona Johnston 954.975.9157 email

Gated Community of Coconut Creek Tamarind Village

Barbara DeWitt 954.599.1082 email 

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

North Circle participants invited to meet for lunch at Society 8 park & ocean picnic area 11:45-12:45 pm